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Russian Miner Trapped in Coal Mine Collapse

Donat Sorokin / TASS

One miner has been reportedly trapped under debris following a coal mine collapse in the Siberian republic of Tuva.

Sholban Kara-ool, head of the region, has said that 79 people were rescued after a rock fall at the Mezhegei coal field early Monday.

“Unfortunately, the fate of one of them, the head of a second section, is not yet known,” Kara-ool said in a statement on the republic of Tuva’s website. The accident took place 140 meters underground, he added.

Russian steel producer Evraz, part-owned by billionaire Roman Abramovich, licenses the Mezhegei coal field.

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