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"Explosion kills dozens of coal miners in Ukraine"

Original article appeared in the Star Tribune.

A methane blast erupted in a coal mine in Ukraine at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning. More than 360 were able to get out of the mine, but over 63 were killed.

This is one of the worst mining disasters in years. The Ukrainian President has even declared three days of mourning for Ukraine in honor of those who died.

The coal mine itself is known as the Zasyadko mine. It is very deep. The actual blast area was located at 3,300 feet deep.

The dust was so bad that many could not even where they were going as they tried to escape. Some even had to walk over dead bodies as they tried to save themselves.