24 Trapped Ukraine Miners Rescued; 12 Still Missing

One dead in weekend explosion as rescue efforts continue
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 10, 2008 5:52 AM CDT
An official tries to comfort the relative of a miner as she reacts to news at the Karl Marx coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, Sunday, June 8, 2008, shortly after an explosion.   (AP Photo/Photomig)
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(Newser) – Rescuers have saved 24 Ukrainian miners trapped underground after a large explosion over the weekend. One miner was found dead, AFP reports. Efforts continued to rescue the remaining 12 workers as flood waters rose. Most of the survivors were found some 3,000 feet underground, their faces covered with soot and suffering from burns and other injuries.