Ukraine coal tragedy averted

ALL of the 379 coal miners who were trapped at the Abakumov and Skochinsky mines in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday were eventually evacuated.

Blair Price

They were trapped when artillery shelling, part of the ongoing conflict in the Donetsk region, disrupted power supplies to both underground operations.

With electricity later restored, the men were able to safely return to the surface.

Russian media outlet RIA reported that no one was injured.