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Breaking news: Eight people killed, 20 missing after explosion at coal mine in west Ukraine

172 miners were working at the mine when the explosion occurred at the depth of 550 meters
Breaking news: Eight people killed, 20 missing after explosion at coal mine in west Ukraine

Ukraine’s State Emergency Service reported on Thursday about an explosion at mine No. 10 Stepova of JSC Lvivvuhillia in the village of Hlukhiv in Lviv region’s Sokalskiy district, Joinfo.comreports with reference to UNIAN.

Eight people have been killed in the blast, according to the incoming reports and another six were injured and brought to the surface. The fate of another 20 miners remains unknown.

It is noted that the explosion occurred at the depth of 550 meters, resulting in an internal collapse of the rock. Of 172 miners on shift, 34 people were working at an emergency site.

The investigation into the cause of the explosion is underway.