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Siberia Coal Mine Blast
Oct 28, 2004

Russian Coal Mine Blast Kills 13, Rescue Efforts Over
Rescue efforts at a Siberian mine after an explosion Thursday morning have ended. The bodies of all 13 dead have been recovered. The blast ripped through the Listvyazhnaya mine in the Kemerovo region at about 9:30 local time as a repair team was patching up part of the mine, near Russia’s border with Mongolia. Regional Governor Aman Tuleyev had said earlier the blast was most likely caused by a methane gas leak.