576 trapped underground in east Ukraine mine, after shelling causes blackout: report

Published 03.06.2015 00:00
Updated 03.06.2015 16:17

Shooting in eastern Ukraine cut off electricity on Wednesday at a second mine, called Zasyadko, leaving 576 miners underground without light, a pro-Russian separatist commander was quoted as saying by rebel press service DAN.

Earlier power had failed at the nearby Skochinsky mine, trapping over 350 people. Emergency services in the separatist-controlled region of Donetsk said miners were being evacuated from Skochinsky.

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