Russia: an accident in a coal mine in Siberia leaves more than 50 dead

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An advertisement on the road for the Listvyazhnaya coal mine.

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The mine is located in Siberia, about 3,500 kilometers east of Moscow.

At least 52 people have died in an accident at a Russian coal mine, according to local media.

The incident began when soot accumulated in a Siberian mine ventilation shaft burned on Thursday, filling the site with smoke and killing 11 people.

At nightfall, a rescue operation to reach the dozens of missing miners ended in tragedy, with several rescuers killed by suffocation.

It is the worst mining disaster in Russia in the last ten years.

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