Ukraine buries its dead: 89 miners mourned
Fires have yet to be extinguished at the Zasyadko coal mine.
The Ukrainian government has offered compensations to the families of the victims.
The blast – the worst in the country's post Soviet history – is blamed on a build-up of methane gas. The blast took place at a depth of 1,250 metres.
Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Klyuev said a report had given the mine a clean bill of health, saying “all safety measures required by the mining licence were in place.”
Work at nine other mines around the country has been suspended after the accident. after emergency inspections revealed inadequate safety measures.