Massive explosion in coal mine near occupied Luhansk, Eastern Ukraine, 19 died

Source : 112 Ukraine

The accident happened at SkhidKarbon coal mini-mine at Yuriivka village
23:38, 25 April 2019

Massive explosion in mine, Yurivka village, Luhanks region, occupied territories of Eastern Ukraine
Mykhailo Volynets

Massive explosion in a coal mine near Luhansk on the occupied territory of Luhansk region, Eastern Ukraine. TASS reported citing Emergency Ministry of the Russian Federation.

Officers of Russia’s Emergency Ministry including the mine-rescuer squad are heading to the accident scene on request of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”.

The facts and circumstances to be announced further.

According to the resources under the control of the occupants, allegedly 19 people died.

SkhidKarbon is the only mini-mine on the territory of Lutuhyne Raion in Luhansk region. Due to hostilities, the mine wasn’t operating since 2014, however, production operations were resumed in January 2018.

According to Mykhailo Volynets, the Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, the accident occurred at about 11:00 a.m. on April, 25, Hromadske reports.

According to preliminary information, 4 bodies were dragged out of the debris.

At that the blasts continue exploding as of 11 p.m. – methane gas is being effervesced at the indentation site.

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