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    Fire Erupts at Coal Mine in Russia's Kemerovo Region

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    Fire erupted in Zarechnaya coal mine transforming station in Russia's Kemerovo Region, the evacuation of miners is underway, a source in the emergencies services told RIA Novosti.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Fire erupted on Friday at a transforming station located in Zarechnaya coal mine in Russia's Kemerovo Region, the evacuation of miners is underway, a source in the emergencies services told RIA Novosti.

    "Fire broke out at the transforming station at a depth of 100 meters [109 yards], at the moment there were 103 miners. Twenty five [miners] have already been brought out of the mine, four of them have already asked for medical treatment," the source said.

    The source added that mine-rescuers had already headed for the mine to estimate the scale of an accident and to evacuate the rest of miners.

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