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    Four people were injured and about 180 trapped underground following a methane explosion at West Siberia's Raspadskaya coal mine on Saturday, an emergencies ministry officer said.

    Four people were injured and about 180 trapped underground following a methane explosion at West Siberia's Raspadskaya coal mine on Saturday, an emergencies ministry officer said.

    Yelena Kalabushkina said the explosion occurred at 8:55 p.m. Moscow time (16:55 GMT).

    There were 312 people in the mine at the moment of the blast with 137 subsequently raised to the surface.

    MOSCOW, May 8 (RIA Novosti) 

     

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