Russia’s mine disaster

The death toll from what it is already considered Russia’s worst coal mine disaster in recent history rose to 36 on Sunday as six rescuers were killed in a new explosion.

Russian authorities said Monday they are abandoning rescue efforts in the northern town of Vorkuta as they believe the 26 missing workers could not have survived the accident that killed four last week, state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported .  Read more


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