http://gdb.rferl.org/F147B3D0-E55D-4619-8C32-4B6929F821D7_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/F147B3D0-E55D-4619-8C32-4B6929F821D7_mw800_mh600.jpg
21 September 2005 -- Two miners were killed in an explosion at a Siberian coal mine.
Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry says the blast occurred in a storeroom of the Severnaya mine in the republic of Khakasia.
Thirty-nine miners were evacuated safely from the shaft.
The ministry says a preliminary investigation indicates workers were unloading explosives when the accident happened.