clearn.png
Wednesday December 8th, 2021 11:45PM

Coal mine fire in Russia's Siberia kills 9, dozens trapped

By The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire at a coal mine in Russia's Siberia killed nine people and injured 44 others on Thursday, with dozens of others still trapped, authorities said.

The blaze took place in the Kemerovo region in southwestern Siberia. Russia's state Tass news agency reported, citing an unnamed emergency official, that coal dust caught fire, and that smoke quickly filled the mine through the ventilation system.

A total of 285 people were in the mine at the time of the incident, 237 of them have been evacuated. Efforts to rescue the rest are still ongoing, hampered by large amounts of smoke.

Russia's Investigative Committee has launched a criminal probe into the fire on charges of violating safety regulations that led to deaths.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP World News, AP Business, AP Business - Industries, AP Business - Utilities
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Lifting obstacles: France helps women report abuse to police
France is launching a new process for women to formally report abuse, circumventing police stations where many victims feel uncomfortable filing such complaints
3:55AM ( 26 minutes ago )
Interpol elects United Arab Emirates official as president
Interpol has elected a contentious official from the United Arab Emirates as its new president during the international law enforcement body’s annual General Assembly held in Istanbul
3:37AM ( 44 minutes ago )
France says pregnant women among 27 dead in English Channel
France's interior minister says pregnant women and children are among at least 27 migrants killed trying to cross the English Channel in a small boat that sank
3:30AM ( 51 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Al-Shabab blast by school in Somali capital kills at least 5
Witnesses say a large explosion has occurred outside a school in a busy part of Somalia’s capital during the morning rush hour, killing at least five people, including students
1:57AM ( 2 hours ago )
Protesters defy government lockdown order in Solomon Islands
Demonstrators in the Solomon Islands are defying government lockdown orders to take to the streets for a second day in violent protests
1:47AM ( 2 hours ago )
Al-Qaida linked group claims blast in Somali capital; 5 dead
Witnesses say a large explosion has occurred in a busy part of Somalia’s capital during the morning rush hour, killing at least five people and wounding several others
1:21AM ( 3 hours ago )
AP World News
From serious to scurrilous, some Jimmy Hoffa theories
The FBI’s confirmation last week that it was looking at a spot next to a New Jersey landfill as a possible burial site for former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is the latest chapter in a search that began when he disappeared in 1975
11:51PM ( 4 hours ago )
Asian stocks down after Fed says ready to act on inflation
Asian stock markets are lower after Federal Reserve officials indicated they were ready to raise interest rates sooner than expected if needed to cool inflation
10:50PM ( 5 hours ago )
On the road again: Travelers emerge in time for Thanksgiving
Millions of Americans are loading up their cars or piling onto planes, determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic
9:55PM ( 6 hours ago )
AP Business
Fed officials express resolve to address inflation risks
Federal Reserve officials in discussions earlier this month said the central bank “would not hesitate” to take appropriate actions to address inflation pressures that posed risks to the economy
3:23PM ( 12 hours ago )
US stocks wobble; Gap, Nordstrom sink on weak results
Stocks turned mixed on Wall Street Wednesday as the market continues an unsettled period of trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. The S&P 500 slipped less than 0.1%
2:39PM ( 13 hours ago )
Consumer spending rebounds despite rising October inflation
U.S. consumer spending rebound in October, rising by a solid 1.3%, but inflation was up as well, rising over the past year at the fastest pace in more than three decades
11:48AM ( 16 hours ago )
AP Business - Industries
EXPLAINER: What is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?
President Joe Biden has ordered the release of 50 million barrels of oil from America’s strategic reserve
12:01AM ( 1 day ago )
Fighting gas prices, US to release 50 million barrels of oil
President Joe Biden is ordering a record 50 million barrels of oil released from America's strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs
10:46PM ( 1 day ago )
Stocks end mixed, oil prices rise despite release of crude
Stocks closed mixed on Wall Street Tuesday after a day of wobbly trading
4:52PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Business - Utilities
Lifting obstacles: France helps women report abuse to police
France is launching a new process for women to formally report abuse, circumventing police stations where many victims feel uncomfortable filing such complaints
3:55AM ( 27 minutes ago )
Germany latest country to pass 100,000 deaths from COVID-19
Official figures show Germany has become the latest country to surpass 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began
3:47AM ( 35 minutes ago )
Interpol elects United Arab Emirates official as president
Interpol has elected a contentious official from the United Arab Emirates as its new president during the international law enforcement body’s annual General Assembly held in Istanbul
3:37AM ( 45 minutes ago )
France says pregnant women among 27 dead in English Channel
France's interior minister says pregnant women and children are among at least 27 migrants killed trying to cross the English Channel in a small boat that sank
3:30AM ( 52 minutes ago )
Australia sending troops, police to Solomons amid unrest
Australia says it is sending police, troops and diplomats to the Solomon Islands to help after anti-government demonstrators defied lockdown orders and took to the streets for a second day in violent protests
3:21AM ( 1 hour ago )