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A fire at a Siberian coal mine on Thursday killed 52 people, including six rescuers, Russian news agency Tassi The U.S., citing an emergency official, said that no one survived the incident, believed to have been caused by a rare methane explosion.

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NS BBC About 285 people were in the mine at the time of the accident; Most of them survived, 49 were injured and the condition of four is stated to be critical.

Officials initially said 14 bodies had been found and rescue operations were halted due to high levels of smoke and methane gas from the fire. The Associated Press,

The fire has started in a mine in the city Kemerovo In southwestern Siberia, about 2,200 miles east of Moscow.

Kemerovo Governor Sergei Tsivilov said 35 miners were missing, their locations unknown, according to The Associated Press,

Three rescuers in the group of six missing rescuers were found dead, while the other three are missing. Tassi informed of.

Emergency officials told Russian news agencies there was “no chance” of finding any survivors. The Associated Press informed of.

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