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One killed as ceiling collapses at Russia's largest coal mine

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A miner was killed as a ceiling collapsed at West Siberia's Raspadskaya mine owned by a leading Russian coal producer, on Saturday, a spokesman for the country's top investigations committee said.

A miner was killed as a ceiling collapsed at West Siberia's Raspadskaya mine owned by a leading Russian coal producer, on Saturday, a spokesman for the country's top investigations committee said.

The committee said these were preliminary reports and that the accident occurred at about 02.00 p.m. local time (07:00 GMT).

The killed worker was born in 1970. Rescuers evacuated 244 miners.

An investigation is underway.

 

MOSCOW, January 23 (RIA Novosti)