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08/05/2010 Raspadskaya mine explosion

The Raspadskaya mine explosion was a mine explosion in the Raspadskaya mine, located near Mezhdurechensk in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia. It was believed to have been caused by a buildup of methane. 66 people were confirmed to have died with at least 99 others injured and as many as a further 24 unaccounted for.