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KEMEROVO, January 23. /ITAR-TASS/. The bodies of two miners killed by a methane explosion at a mine in Russia’s Kemerovo Region, southwestern Siberia, 3,482 kilometers (2,164 miles) east of Moscow, were identified, a senior aide of the investigative department’s spokesperson, Nadezhda Ananyeva, told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
The accident happened at 18:33 Moscow time on January 22. There were 105 miners down in the mine at the time of the explosion. Rescuers led 103 miners out to the surface, two of them were injured.
An investigation is underway.
The mine was built in 1935 and is to stop coal production in 2018.
This is the second accident at the coalmines in the area this year. On January 5, rescuers led three miners to the surface at the Krasnogorskaya mine where they had been trapped after a cave-in.