Fifteen remain underground after Russian coal mine blast: Interfax

MOSCOW Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:09am EST

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Fifteen Russian miners were believed to be underground after a blast at a coal mine in Siberia on Wednesday, the Interfax news agency reported.

Citing an emergency official, Interfax said 90 of the 105 miners who had been in the mine in the Kemerovo region city of Prokopyevsk at the time of the blast had been evacuated.

(Writing by Steve Gutterman)

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