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Seven Injured In Ukraine Coal Mine Blast

Seven injured in Ukraine coal mine blast

Seven workers were injured in a coal mine blast in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region on midnight Monday, authorities said.

KIEV, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 17th Apr, 2018 ) :Seven workers were injured in a coal mine blast in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region on midnight Monday, authorities said. A mixture of methane and air exploded in the "Pokrovskaya" mine at a depth of 470 meters, when 406 miners were working underground, the State Emergency Service said in a statement.

Rescuers evacuated the trapped miners to the surface within an hour, and the injured have been taken to a hospital. One of the injured is in grave condition, according to authorities. The blast was the second accident in "Pokrovskaya" mine this year.

Eight miners were injured in a methane gas explosion inside the mine in January. Twenty-three people died and 757 others were injured in coal mine accidents in Ukraine last year.

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