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5 Bodies Found in Mine

The bodies of five miners missing and presumed dead in May’s coal mine blasts were discovered in the Raspadskaya mine in Kemerovo region Saturday.

The victims remained unidentified as of Sunday.

Sixty-seven bodies were recovered in the days following the two methane blasts at Raspadskaya, but 18 remain listed as missing even after Saturday’s discovery. Recovery efforts have been hampered by fires and dangerous concentrations of methane.


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