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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Miner Death Toll Rises

KIEV -- The death toll from a recent coal mine explosion in Ukraine reached 50 when another miner died of his injuries, officials said Monday.

The May 24 underground methane explosion at the Zasiadko mine in the eastern city of Donetsk killed 39 miners instantly and left 48 others hospitalized.

The government has blamed the explosion on a short circuit in a locomotive engine, which caused a spark and triggered the explosion.