12 dead in mine explosion in Murmansk

12 dead in mine explosion in Murmansk
# 12 December 2008 08:11 (UTC +04:00)
Murmansk –APA. 12 people were killed and 4 injured in a mine explosion in Russia‘s Murmansk region, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said, APA reports. Three workers are still missing. According to the preliminary reports, the blast took place when explosives accidentally detonated during excavation work at an apatite mine. A large-scale blast was being prepared at the mine for which 55 tons of explosives had been laid, the ministry sources said.
Firefighters are still struggling to extinguish the aftermath fire. Rescue operations are continuing at the site.
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