Russian coal mine accident kills 36, including 5 rescuers - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Russian coal mine accident kills 36, including 5 rescuers

Posted:

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian officials say a total of 36 people are believed to have died at a coal mine where a methane gas leak triggered three explosions and the collapse of the mine.

The Russian emergency services say the dead include five rescue workers and a mine worker who were killed when the third explosion rocked the Vorkutaugol mine in Russia's far north Komi region early Sunday.

The first two explosions struck on Thursday, killing four miners and trapping 26 others. Mine director Denis Paikin said on Sunday that given the level of gas in the mine and the trajectory of the fire, which continues to rage, all of the missing miners are presumed dead.

At the time of the blast, 110 miners were underground and 80 were rescued.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

    Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

    Sunday, April 22 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-04-22 20:25:44 GMT
    Syrian state media says government forces are pounding districts of southern Damascus held by Islamic State militants in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached earlier in the week.More >>
    Syrian state media says government forces are pounding districts of southern Damascus held by Islamic State militants in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached earlier in the week.More >>
  • Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn't contacted her

    Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn't contacted her

    Sunday, April 22 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-04-22 20:25:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov). Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, April 22, 2018. Veselnitskaya who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during the 2016 ...(AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov). Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, April 22, 2018. Veselnitskaya who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during the 2016 ...
    A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during the 2016 U.S. election campaign says that she has not been contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller and suspected that he was not...More >>
    A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during the 2016 U.S. election campaign says that she has not been contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller and suspected that he was not interested in getting to the truth.More >>
  • Dozens of businesses looted amid Nicaragua unrest

    Dozens of businesses looted amid Nicaragua unrest

    Sunday, April 22 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-04-22 20:25:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga). Anti-government protesters pull down a statue that is emblematic of the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, at the Jean Paul Jennie round-about in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Ortega said Saturd...(AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga). Anti-government protesters pull down a statue that is emblematic of the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, at the Jean Paul Jennie round-about in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Ortega said Saturd...
    Journalist Angel Gahona is among more than people killed in unrest in Nicaragua over social security reforms planned by President Daniel Ortega's government.More >>
    Journalist Angel Gahona is among more than people killed in unrest in Nicaragua over social security reforms planned by President Daniel Ortega's government.More >>
Powered by Frankly