October 4, 2008
Ukrainian Mine Blast Kills Six
Text of report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency
Kiev, 4 October: Six miners have been killed in a methane explosion at the Duvanna mine of the Krasnodonvuhillya company in the town of Sukhodilsk in Luhansk Region, the head of the Emergencies Ministry's press service, Ihor Krol, has said.
At the time, 119 miners worked there. Of those, six were killed in the pit. The remaining 113 workers were immediately evacuated to the surface.
The causes and circumstances of the blast are being established.
Twelve rescue units, the Coal Ministry's six emergency anti- shock groups and an operative group of the Emergencies Ministry's main directorate in the region are working at the scene of the accident.
[Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko cancelled her working visit to Chernivtsi because of the blast, according to
Originally published by Interfax-Ukraine news agency, Kiev, in Russian 0717 4 Oct 08.
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