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West Siberian mine blast

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An emergencies ministry officer said the first explosion occurred at 8:55 p.m. Moscow time. There were about 370 people in the mine at the moment of the blast, and some 280 were rescued shortly after the accident.

An emergencies ministry officer said the first explosion occurred at 8:55 p.m. Moscow time. There were about 370 people in the mine at the moment of the blast, and some 280 were rescued shortly after the accident.

© TK Kvant / Go to the photo bankAn emergencies ministry officer said the first explosion occurred at 8:55 p.m. Moscow time. There were about 370 people in the mine at the moment of the blast.
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An emergencies ministry officer said the first explosion occurred at 8:55 p.m. Moscow time. There were about 370 people in the mine at the moment of the blast.
© TK Kvant / Go to the photo bankA miner, who worked in Raspadskaya for over 15 years, told that the second explosion took place about half an hour after the first one.
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A miner, who worked in Raspadskaya for over 15 years, told that the second explosion took place about half an hour after the first one.
© TK Kvant64 workers were trapped after the first blast and 20 rescue workers went missing after the second. Photo: hospital where the victims have been taken.
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64 workers were trapped after the first blast and 20 rescue workers went missing after the second. Photo: hospital where the victims have been taken.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Efimov / Go to the photo bankA total of 12 rescue teams were involved in search and rescue efforts.
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A total of 12 rescue teams were involved in search and rescue efforts.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Efimov / Go to the photo bankBut after the second blast rescue works were suspended.
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But after the second blast rescue works were suspended.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Efimov / Go to the photo bankLaw-enforcers, who are currently working at the site of the accident, earlier said that of the nine rescue teams only six returned back to surface. The remaining three units currently remain unaccounted for.
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Law-enforcers, who are currently working at the site of the accident, earlier said that of the nine rescue teams only six returned back to surface. The remaining three units currently remain unaccounted for.
© Photo : Andrei BaramyginThe most serious damage was paid to a four-storey building where the main entrance to the mine was located.
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The most serious damage was paid to a four-storey building where the main entrance to the mine was located.
© Photo : Andrei Baramygin It was leveled to the ground almost completely.
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It was leveled to the ground almost completely.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Efimov / Go to the photo bankInvestigators are currently working at the site of the accident.
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Investigators are currently working at the site of the accident.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Efimov / Go to the photo bankA criminal case was launched into the accident amid suspicions that it was caused by breaches in safety rules.
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A criminal case was launched into the accident amid suspicions that it was caused by breaches in safety rules.
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