Blast at Ukraine mine kills 16 - report

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Posted: Jul 29, 2011 12:28 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A blast at a mine in the Lugansk region of Ukraine killed at least 16 miners on Friday, Interfax reported, citing the country's Emergencies Ministry.

Ten people were still unaccounted for.

The explosion occurred at 1:57 a.m. local time, and two miners were hospitalized.

(Reporting by Thomas Grove)