Russian Severnaya Coal Mine Explosion: 6 Killed During Rescue Mission For 26 Missing Miners

February 28, 2016 11:53 AM

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Russian Severnaya Coal Mine Explosion: 6 Killed During Rescue Mission For 26 Missing Miners

UPDATE: 6:05 a.m. EST — As many as 36 people have died in explosions and a collapse at northern Russia’s Severnaya mine, according to the Associated Press. The explosions are said to have been triggered by a methane gas leak.

According to Russian emergency services, five rescue workers and a mine worker were among those dead in the three explosions — two of the blasts occurred Thursday and one on Sunday.

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