Eight miners killed in methane explosion in western Ukraine

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Lvov [Ukraine], Mar. 2 (ANI): At least eight miners have reportedly been killed in a methane gas explosion that took place at a coal mine in Lvov region of western Ukraine, local media reports said. According to local authorities, there were 172 miners at the site when the blast occurred. "There is a disaster at Stepnaya. Methane explosion. 11 dead," Russia Today quoted the head of the independent miners union of Ukraine Mihaylo Volinets as saying in a Facebook post. (ANI)