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Two Russian Miners Killed After Explosion

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.


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