Six killed in Ukraine mine blast: ministry

KIEV (Reuters) – A methane explosion at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine Saturday killed six people, the country’s Emergencies Ministry said.The blast ripped through the Duvanna mine in the city of Sukhodolsk in the Luhansk region of Ukraine.

“119 miners were underground of whom six were killed. The remaining 113 have been brought to surface,” the ministry said in a statement.

Some of Ukraine’s mining pits date from the 19th century and have been plagued by a series of accidents in the post-Soviet period.

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