52 dead after fire at Siberian mine

52 dead after fire at Siberian mine

At least 14 people died in a fire at a coal mine in Russia’s Siberia on Thursday that also left 35 others missing and feared dead. Authorities said 11 miners were found dead and three rescuers also died later while searching for others who were trapped at a remote section of the mine. Regional officials declared three days of mourning for the victims. Kemerovo Governor Sergei Tsivilyov said 35 miners remained missing, and their exact location was unknown. Efforts to rescue those trapped in the mine about 250 meters (820 feet) undeground were halted on Thursday afternoon because of an explosion threat, and rescuers were rushed out of the mine. The Interfax news agency reported that miners have oxygen supplies normally lasting for six hours that could be stretched for …
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