Workers trapped in Kazakh mine may have died in accident, company says

A discharge of methane gas sent hundreds of tons of coal collapsing at a mine in Kazakhstan on Monday, trapping five workers, authorities said.

It is unlikely that the trapped miners are still alive, said steel giant ArcelorMittal, which owns the Tentekskaya coal mine in central Kazakhstan's Karaganda region. Dozens of rescuers were searching for them. Ninety-five other workers were safely evacuated after the collapse, the Emergency Situations Ministry said….more at International Herald Tribune