Deaths in Russian mine blast

Seven dead and dozens trapped after explosion at coal mine in Siberia.

    Speaking from Moscow, Al Jazeera's Neave Barker said that the fate of the missing miners was not clear.

    "It's not clear if the missing miners are in trouble, but this is not an isolated case. It's not inconceivable that the missing miners are at risk," he said.

    In 2007, a blast at the Ulankovskaya coal mine, also in Kemorovo, left more than 100 people dead. In the aftermath of that blast, authorities announced that all surrounding mines would be checked for safety.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.