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Nine Workers Die in Fire at Uralkali Mine in Russia

Nine people were trapped underground by smoke after a fire broke out in a section of mine that was under construction. Rescuers have yet to put out fire which lie at a depth of more than 360 meters.

Reuters

Updated:December 23, 2018, 5:56 PM IST
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Nine Workers Die in Fire at Uralkali Mine in Russia
Solikamsk mine in Russia. (Image: Twitter)
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Moscow: Rescuers have found nine dead construction workers after a fire in a mine in Russia operated by potash maker Uralkali, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday.

Nine people were trapped underground by smoke after a fire broke out in the mine in Solikamsk, some 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Moscow, on Saturday.

Rescuers have yet to put out the fire, which broke out in a section of the mine that was under construction, and recover the bodies, which lie at a depth of more than 360 metres, Interfax reported.

Russia's mining industry has been plagued by accidents for years. In February 2016, 36 miners and rescue workers died in a coal mine above the Arctic circle.
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