Vorkuta mine disaster

Vorkuta mine disaster

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  • Russia Coal Mine Accident 36 Dead Methane Gas

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A series of explosions caused the deaths of 36 people, including 31 miners and five rescue workers, in a coal mine near the city of Vorkuta, Komi Republic, Russia. The explosions were believed to be caused by the ignition of leaking methane gas.

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