More than 200 safely evacuated in smoke incident at Russian coal mine

MOSCOW, April 2 (Reuters) - A total of 229 workers were evacuated from a coal mine in southern Russia on Sunday after it filled with smoke, a local official said, adding that there were no casualties.

It was unclear what caused the incident, which happened at a depth of nearly 200 metres (650 feet) at the Obukhovskaya mine in the city of Zverevo.

Reporting by Marina Bobrova and Mark Trevelyan Editing by David Goodman

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