Death toll reaches 33

The last missing miner in the Ukraine mine blast has been found dead bringing the death toll to 33.

The death toll resulting from the accidental explosion at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk city has reached 33, Big Story reports.

Speaking on the development, Alexei Kostrubitsky, head of the emergencies ministry for the rebel government, said the last missing miner had been found dead.

The blast occurred before dawn on Wednesday more than 1,000 meters (3,200 feet) underground at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk city. It is the largest city held by the separatist rebels who have been fighting Ukrainian forces since April.

Zasyadko mine has a history of deadly accidents, including one in November 2007 that killed 101 workers, and two more the following month that killed a total of 57.


Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: