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Explosion Rips Through Russian Coal Mine

A general view of the Vorkutinskaya mine in Russia's northern Komi region is seen in this undated file photo provided by Russia's Emergency Ministry.
Russian officials say an explosion at a coal mine in the country's north has killed 18 miners.

Some reports say the cause of the blast was a build-up of methane gas. The reports have not been confirmed.

Officials say 10 bodies have so far been brought up from the mine.

Only a handful of miners are reported to have been rescued from the mine.

The deadly accident took place Monday in Russia's Komi region.