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Fire breaks out at coal mine in Toretske

No casualties reported, - State Emergencies Service
12:56, 7 October 2019

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A fire occurred at Shakhta Tsentralna coal mine in the settlement of Toretske. 212 mountaineers were successfully taken to the surface, as the State Emergencies Service reported.

The fire broke at the depth of 1026 meters. "No victims or injured ones (...) the mine's work has been suspended temporarily", the message said.

Three units of the State Mount and Rescue Service of the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection were involved in the works to extinguish the fire. 

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Earline, in June, a rockslide occurred at a coal mine near the town of Toretsk, Donetsk region. A mountaineer deceased in the accident.

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