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30 May, 2008 05:21

Three die in mine collapse

Three people have been killed and several more injured in a mine collapse in Russia's Kemerovo region, according to reports. The number of fatalities has not been confirmed by local officials.

It was reported earlier that six were missing in the mine.

The roof collapsed during repair works at the mine, which is located in the city of Mezhdurechensk. At least 17 people were underground at the time of the accident.

The investigation is still under way.