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Mine disaster leaves 52 dead including heroes who rushed to save trapped miners

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Russian state news agency Tass.Locals were praying for a “miracle” to bring the missing men out alive.But searches by 32 separate teams have had to be stopped because of the threat of new blasts at the Listvyazhnaya pit.There have also been reports of a second explosion at the coal mine this afternoon, around 12 hours after the first.The authorities confirmed earlier today that 11 miners had died while many more remained trapped in the mine, unable to contact the surface.The only hope was that they found an air pocket deep underground, say sources with knowledge of the tragedy.Rescue teams were halted due to “unstable” gas at the mine, some 2,200 miles east of capital Moscow."The chance of an explosion is very high.

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