Donetsk, Jan 21 – DAN. A coal mine methane (CMM) explosion killed two miners at a mine in Zhdanovka township, south of Enakievo, the DPR Emergencies Ministry said.

"A CMM explosion occurred at Zhdanovskaya mine in Zdanovka on January 20 at 12:29 p.m. Two miners, born in 1970 and 1980, have been killed," the report said.

There were 314 other people present at the site at the moment the explosion hit the mine, all of them managed to get to the surface unassisted. At 3:45 p.m. rescue teams retrieved the bodies of killed miners. One of the mine employees sustained an arm injury and received first aid by the Emergencies Ministry resuscitation and shock treatment group.

The response efforts continued until 5:50 a.m. Sunday. *ot