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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Blast Takes 2 More Lives

KIEV -- Two miners injured in a devastating methane explosion in eastern Ukraine have died, while a third miner was killed in a job accident, officials said Friday.

The death of the two injured miners brought the fatality toll from Monday's massive blast at the Zasiadko mine in the Donetsk region to 41.

The Zasiadko explosion was the most serious coal mining accident in Ukraine this year. Thirty-nine miners were killed immediately and more than 40 remained hospitalized Friday.