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April 6, 2015

32 miners trapped in Manitoba nickel mine

32 miners are still trapped underground after a piece of equipment caught fire Sunday afternoon at Vale's nickel mine in Manitoba, Canada according to press reports.


39 workers sought shelter in safe rooms under ground as a result of the the blaze sparked by a load-haul-dump being operated remotely.


No injuries were reported, no-one is unaccounted for and the fire has been contained. "Seven employees were brought to surface by 7 a.m. Monday. The others are expected to follow Monday, after an all-clear is given," according to the QMI Agency.


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