10 May 2010

Russian coal miners still trapped

7:01 am on 10 May 2010

More than 80 miners remain trapped underground following two explosions in a mine in Russia at the weekend.

The first of the two blasts at the Raspadskaya mine in Siberia killed at least 12 workers late on Saturday night.

Those trapped include miners and rescuers who were underground when the second explosion happened.

Officials say rescue efforts have been suspended because of the danger posed by gas and smoke.