Ukraine: 195 miners survive coal mine fire
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Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012, 19:19
Kiev: Some 195 miners managed to escape unscathed when a fire broke out at a coal mine in Ukraine early Monday, officials said.

According to Ukraine's Emergencies Ministry, the blaze broke out at 2 a.m. in Samsonovska coal mine in Lugansk region when 195 miners were working underground. All the miners returned to the surface safely, Xinhua reported.

The operations at the mine were halted.

A probe, meanwhile, has been launched into the incident.


First Published: Monday, September 17, 2012, 19:19

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