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Rescuers Killed in Russian Mine Explosion

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Russia Mining Accident

Photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 shows rescuers leaving an elevator in Vorkuta, Russia. Russian officials say a total of 36 people are believed to have died at a coal mine where a methane gas leak triggered three explosions and the collapse of the mine. The Russian emergency services say the dead include five rescue workers and a mine worker who were killed when the third explosion rocked the Vorkutaugol mine in Russia's far north Komi region early Sunday. (AP Photo/Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)

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Russia Mining Accident

This Friday, Feb.26, 2016 photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 shows rescuers listen to instruction in Vorkuta, Russia. Russian officials say a total of 36 people are believed to have died at a coal mine where a methane gas leak triggered three explosions and the collapse of the mine. The Russian emergency services say the dead include five rescue workers and a mine worker who were killed when the third explosion rocked the Vorkutaugol mine in Russia's far north Komi region early Sunday. (AP Photo/Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)

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Russia Mining Accident

This Friday, Feb.26, 2016 photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 shows rescuers getting on an elevator in Vorkuta, Russia. Russian officials say a total of 36 people are believed to have died at a coal mine where a methane gas leak triggered three explosions and the collapse of the mine. The Russian emergency services say the dead include five rescue workers and a mine worker who were killed when the third explosion rocked the Vorkutaugol mine in Russia's far north Komi region early Sunday. (AP Photo/Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)

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Russia Mining Accident

This Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 shows rescuers from Kemerovo region arriving for help in Vorkuta, Russia. Russian officials say a total of 36 people are believed to have died at a coal mine where a methane gas leak triggered three explosions and the collapse of the mine. The Russian emergency services say the dead include five rescue workers and a mine worker who were killed when the third explosion rocked the Vorkutaugol mine in Russia's far north Komi region early Sunday. (AP Photo/Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)

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Russia Mining Accident

This Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 shows rescuers from Kemerovo region arriving for help in Vorkuta, Russia. Russian officials say a total of 36 people are believed to have died at a coal mine where a methane gas leak triggered three explosions and the collapse of the mine. The Russian emergency services say the dead include five rescue workers and a mine worker who were killed when the third explosion rocked the Vorkutaugol mine in Russia's far north Komi region early Sunday. (AP Photo/Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)

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Russia Mining Accident

People queue to pay last respects to Vitaly Lavrov, one of the dead miners, during a funeral in Vorkuta, Russia Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Dozens of people have died at a coal mine where a methane gas leak triggered three explosions and the collapse of the mine. The emergency services say the dead include five rescue workers and a mine worker who were killed Sunday when the third explosion rocked the mine in Vorkuta, a town north of the Arctic Circle. (AP Photo/Semen Volodin)

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Russia Mining Accident

Relatives stand next to the coffin of Vitaly Lavrov, one of the dead miners, during a funeral in Vorkuta, Russia Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Dozens of people have died at a coal mine where a methane gas leak triggered three explosions and the collapse of the mine. The emergency services say the dead include five rescue workers and a mine worker who were killed Sunday when the third explosion rocked the mine in Vorkuta, a town north of the Arctic Circle. (AP Photo/Semen Volodin)