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Two die in mine cave-in in Kemerovo region

March 17, 2014, 22:52 UTC+3 KEMEROVO

Fifty-six people have been led to the surface

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KEMEROVO, March 17, /ITAR-TASS/. Two miners died in a cave-in at the mine Krasnogorskaya in the Kemerovo region, southern Siberia, on Monday, March 17.

“Rescuers have found the bodies of two miners,” the press service of the regional administration told ITAR-TASS.

The first reports about the accident came at 20:32 Moscow time when 58 people were working in the mine. Fifty-six of them have been led to the surface.

The mine started operation in 1949 and belongs to the company Prokopyevskugol controlled by Siberian Business Union (SBU). Its President Mikhail Fedyayev said in February that the mine would be closed before the end of the year.

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