Death Toll from Russia Mine Blast Reaches 60

11 May 2010 (Last Updated May 11th, 2010 18:30)

The death toll at Russia's Raspadskaya mine has risen to 60 after eight bodies were found by rescue workers. Thirty people are still missing following two explosions at the mine on Saturday, which trapped miners and rescue workers. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ord

The death toll at Russia's Raspadskaya mine has risen to 60 after eight bodies were found by rescue workers.

Thirty people are still missing following two explosions at the mine on Saturday, which trapped miners and rescue workers.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ordered detailed investigations into the explosions.

Russian Emergencies Ministry spokesperson Veronika Smolskaya said rescuers searching the tunnels have not established contact with any of the missing.

The mine is located in the city of Mezhdurechensk, about 3,000km east of Moscow.