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In Georgian republic, 3 miners killed in blast

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • It's the second blast at the mine this year
  • Seven were seriously injured

(CNN) -- Three coal miners died in a methane explosion late Friday in Georgia, the state-owned Novosta Gruzii news service said, citing municipal officials.

Eleven people were inside the mine in Tkibuli when the blast occurred. Along with the three dead, seven were seriously injured.

A March 3 explosion at the same location killed four miners.