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    Nine trapped in Ukrainian coal mine after rock fall

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    KIEV, May 5 (RIA Novosti) - Nine coalminers remained trapped underground on Tuesday following a rock slide at a mine in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk Region, local media reported.

    The collapse occurred on Monday in a section of the Novodzerzhinskaya mine at a depth of 585 meters (1,900 feet).

    Fourteen miners were working in the area at the time. Five of them managed to escape and received no injuries, the Zavtra newspaper said.

    A total of 118 miners were in the mine when the accident occurred. A rescue operation is underway.

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