7 die in eastern Ukrainian mine

AP News
Posted: Apr 11, 2014 3:54 AM

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Seven men have died in a gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov held a minute of silence at the parliament to commemorate the deaths Friday in Donetsk.

Ukraine's energy minister Yuri Prodan was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying poor safety precautions were to blame.

Deadly accidents at coal mines are frequent in Ukraine.