Ukraine mine blast leaves 16 dead
- 29 July 2011
- From the section Europe
An explosion at a mine in the Ukraine's eastern Lugansk region has left at least 16 people dead, the emergencies ministry says.
A further 10 people were unaccounted for, and two miners were being treated in hospital, reports said.
The explosion took place at 01:57 local time (22:57 GMT).
A lack of equipment and safety standards make Ukrainian coal mines among the most dangerous in the world, and accidents are common.