Four die in Ukraine mine blast

An explosion has occurred in a coal mine in the Donetsk region in the east of Ukraine.

According to latest reports, four miners have been killed and at least seven are missing after the blast.

That’s according to Ukrainian industry officials.

Rescue teams are working at the spot of the explosion.

Ukraine has been hit by a series of mine disasters in recent month, including a blast at the Zasyadko mine in November 2007, also in the Donetsk region, which killed at least 100 people.