Hundreds of miners ‘trapped underground after mortar attack in Ukraine’

JANUARY 26, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Hundreds of miners are trapped underground after shelling near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, Russian state media are reporting.

Nearly 500 were stranded underground after mortar fire hit an electricity station, leaving the mine without power, officials were quoted telling the RIA Novosti agency.

Later it reported 110 miners had since been rescued, with the rest still trapped below ground.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY- LEBANON