Family members wait outside the Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk
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Ukraine gas blast 'kills 33' at Zasyadko coal mine

A suspected gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of east Ukraine is believed to have killed 33 people and trapped 30, the rebels told the BBC.

At least 14 miners were also injured at the Zasyadko mine, which saw Ukraine's worst mine disaster nearly eight years ago when 101 were killed.

Anxious relatives of miners have gathered at the scene to await news.

Richard Galpin reports.

  • 04 Mar 2015
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