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At least 21 killed in Kazakhstan coal mine blast
Updated: 2004-12-10 11:13

A powerful blast ripped through a coal mine in Kazakhstan on Sunday, killing at least 21 people, Russia's Interfax news agency reported.

Interfax quoted Kazakh mining safety authorities as saying about 100 workers were inside the Shakhtinskaya mine in the northern city of Karaganda when the blast occurred. The agency did not say what caused the blast.

Officials in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic in Central Asia, could not be contacted immediately for comment but Interfax said rescue work was under way.

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