Russian Acting Minister of Emergency Situations Aleksandr Chupriyan, right, speaks during a meeting with relatives of rescuers who died during a rescue operation at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine, in Kemerovo, about 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, on Saturday. Photo: AP
Russian Acting Minister of Emergency Situations Aleksandr Chupriyan, right, speaks during a meeting with relatives of rescuers who died during a rescue operation at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine, in Kemerovo, about 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, on Saturday. Photo: AP
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Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed 51

  • Company officials are facing charges of violating industrial safety requirements for hazardous production facilities
  • A methane explosion rocked the Listvyazhnaya mine in southwestern Siberia on Thursday, killing 46 miners and five rescuers

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Russian Acting Minister of Emergency Situations Aleksandr Chupriyan, right, speaks during a meeting with relatives of rescuers who died during a rescue operation at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine, in Kemerovo, about 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, on Saturday. Photo: AP
Russian Acting Minister of Emergency Situations Aleksandr Chupriyan, right, speaks during a meeting with relatives of rescuers who died during a rescue operation at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine, in Kemerovo, about 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, on Saturday. Photo: AP
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