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Dozens killed in Siberia accident

There were 285 people inside the Listvyazhnaya coal mine, in the Kemerovo region near the town of Belovo, when the accident occurred. (Photo: AFP)
AMMAN - Fifty-one people have been killed in Russia's worst mining disaster in a decade, prompting three days of mourning in Siberia's Kemerovo region.اضافة اعلان

Among the dead were five rescue workers, although a sixth was found alive and taken to hospital in a serious condition.

The blast happened at the Listvyazhnaya mine when coal dust caught fire in a ventilation shaft on Thursday.

Rescuers suffocated as they tried to reach dozens of missing miners.

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