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Body of first miner caught in fire and explosion at mine in occupied Donetsk found 11/20/2020 16:06:13. Total views 88. Views today — 3.

Mine rescuers have found and raised to the surface the body of one of the miners who disappeared as a result of the accident at the Skochinsky coal mine in occupied Donetsk. This is said in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR".

"The body of one of the miners was found at the junction with the main western drift in auxiliary walkway No.2 of the 5th western longwall at 1:45 on November 20. The burnt body was raised to the surface at 5:15 on November 20", - it says.

The fate of the remaining miners is still unknown.

As previously reported, the mine accident occurred on November 17. 26 workers were underground at the time of the incident, 22 of them were evacuated. Four miners had gone missing. Rescue operations were not carried out for almost three days due to the high level gas in the workings.