Dozens feared dead in Donetsk mine explosion

Dozens of people are unaccounted for and feared dead after gas sparked an explosion at a mine in a separatist-controlled part of eastern Ukraine. There has been conflicting information about the number of victims.

The explosion ripped through Zasyadko mine in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk early on Wednesday, trapping dozens of workers underground, officials said.

“A terrible tragedy took place this morning at Zasyadko. There are victims, currently numbering 32,” the chairman of Ukraine’s parliament, Volodymyr Groysman, told lawmakers in Kyiv.
Mykola Volynko, head of the Miners’ Union of Donbass, confirmed that figure, telling news agency AFP “we know of 32 people dead. We don’t know how many people are still in the mine.”

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Source News: DW