Gas explosion at Russian coal mine kills 2

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Associated Press

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 3:37 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say a methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine on Wednesday and killed two miners.

A total of 105 miners were in the Dzerzhinsky mine in the Kemerovo region of Siberia when the gas exploded just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The regional administration said in a statement that two of the miners died, but the rest had made it out alive.

The cause of the blast was unknown. The regional administration said an investigation was underway.

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