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25/02/2016 Vorkuta mine disaster

A series of explosions caused the deaths of 36 people, including 31 miners and five rescue workers, in a coal mine near the city of Vorkuta, Komi Republic, Russia. The explosions were believed to be caused by the ignition of leaking methane gas.


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