Donetsk, Sep 4 - DAN. A worker was killed in an explosion in the wasteland near the Skochinsky mine in a frontline Donetsk district, the Donetsk People’s Republic Coal and Energy Ministry press service told the Donetsk News Agency.

“Today, at 09:30, an explosion occurred on non-production premises of the Skochinsky mine killing an employee,” the press service said.

Law-enforcement personnel and rescuers are working at the scene to find out the cause of the blast.  “A commission involving representatives of the DPR Coal and Energy Ministry, the Emergencies Ministry and the State Mining and Technology Supervision Committee (Gortekhnadzor) was set up,” the Ministry added.

The Skochinsky mine is located in a frontline area in Donetsk’s western outskirts. It is affiliated with the state-owned Donetsk Coal Energy Company.*jk