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Reports: 61 killed in Russian coal mine blast

Russian news agencies report that the death toll from a methane gas blast at a Siberian coal mine has reached 61. The explosion occurred during the afternoon when 186 workers were underground in the mine, a spokesman for the region Emergency Situations Ministry Valery Korchagin said. He said 88 had been brought safely to the surface, and that rescuers were working to evacuate the rest. Full Story

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