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Two people killed in fire at Spitsbergen mine

STOCKHOLM, April 17 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian and Ukrainian national were killed in a fire in a mine on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, the press attache of the Russian embassy in Norway said on Thursday.

At the time of the fire there were 31 miners working underground in Barentsburg, a settlement comprising mostly Russians and Ukrainians, said Yevgeny Kolesnikov.

The reasons for the fire are being investigated.

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