2015 Zasyadko mine disaster

On 4 March 2015, at around 05:20 local time, there was a mining accident at the Zasyadko coal mine in rebel-held Eastern Ukraine. It is suspected to have been caused by a gas explosion.[2]

2015 Zasyadko mine disaster
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Location of Donetsk Oblast in Ukraine
Date4 March 2015
LocationDonetsk Oblast, Ukraine
Non-fatal injuries14

Twenty-three people were confirmed dead.[2] Local rebels claimed a death toll of 30.[2] There were 230 people in the mine at the time of the explosion.[2] The Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Volodymyr Groysman, called for a minute's silence for 32 fatalities, but later retracted that figure to say that one had died and 30 others' status was unknown.[2]

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for police and rescue services to have access to the mine.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Death toll rises to 34 in Zasiadko coal mine disaster". KyivPost. 6 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ukraine gas blast: 30 feared dead in Zasyadko coal mine". BBC News. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015.

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48°03′08″N 37°47′23″E / 48.0523°N 37.7897°E / 48.0523; 37.7897 (accident site)