Agence France-PresseDecember 16, 2013 09:33
Four miners were killed Monday when a fire broke out at coal pit in eastern Ukraine notorious for frequent accidents, local officials said.
The fire broke out at the Svyato-Pokrovska mine in the Donetsk region at 11:44 am (0944 GMT), the Donetsk administration said in a statement.
Twelve of the 28 miners working at the time were in an area directly affected by the fire.
"According to preliminary information, four miners were fatally injured," the statement said.