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Monday
Nov182013

Two Killed in Colorado Mine Explosion

Piccell Collection/Photographer's Choice RF (OURAY, Colo.) -- Two miners were killed and over a dozen more injured after an explosion in an Ouray, Colo. mine on Sunday.

It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion.

Most of the miners were able to get out of the mine on their own, the Denver Post reported. A rescue party found the bodies of the two dead men on Sunday afternoon.

Officials say that miners breathed in the resulting gases and chemicals, causing severe reactions.


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