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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

7 Coal Miners Burned

MOSCOW -- Seven Russian miners suffered burns Friday in a methane gas explosion at a Siberian mine, officials said.

Two of the miners were in grave condition, the Kemerovo region government said.

The explosion occurred early Friday at the Lenin mine in Mezhdurechensk, a town in the coal-rich region in southern Siberia, said the report, cited by Itar-Tass.

Twenty-eight other miners working in the shaft at the time were evacuated safely, the report added.