28 trapped in Ukraine mine; 70 dead

Rescuers struggled with flames and fallen rocks in trying to reach more than two dozen miners trapped in a coal mine Monday, a day after a methane blast killed at least 70 others in one of Ukraine’s deadliest mining disasters of the post-Soviet era. Nearly 360 miners at the massive Zasyadko mine scrambled to the surface after Sunday’s blast, which occurred at a depth of about 3,300 feet. One survivor described clambering over the bodies of his co-workers strewn along an underground rail track and navigating through blinding dust to escape. Full Story

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