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17 dead, one missing in Russian coal mine blast

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Seventeen miners were killed and one person was missing Monday after a methane explosion tore through a coal mine in the remote Russian Far North, the latest disaster to hit the country's accident-prone mining industry. 

A Russian Emergencies Ministry picture of Vorkutinskaya coal mine. Seventeen miners were killed and one person was missing after a methane explosion tore through a coal mine in the remote Russian Far North, the latest disaster to hit the country's accident-prone mining industry.

"Seventeen people were killed," emergencies ministry spokeswoman Elena Smirnykh told AFP.

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