Fire breaks out at Siberian mine, over 50 miners underground

A total of 103 miners were working in the Zarechnaya mine at the time, 51 of whom had already been led to the surface, the Interfax news agency reported.

Fire breaks out at Siberian mine, over 50 miners underground

A fire broke out at a coal mine in Russia's southern Siberian region of Kemerovo on Friday and more than 50 miners were still underground, Russian news agencies quoted a source in local emergencies services as saying.

A total of 103 miners were working in the Zarechnaya mine at the time, 51 of whom had already been led to the surface, the Interfax news agency reported. A spokesman for the Emergencies Ministry confirmed to Reuters that a fire had broken at the mine, but gave no further details.

Rescue and recovery teams were working at the scene, agencies reported.

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