2 coal miners die in tunnel collapse

From Times Wire Reports

Two members of a coal mining crew removing pillars in a mine near Cucumber died when a portion of the tunnel collapsed and the men were buried in debris deep underground, authorities said.

None of the other miners in the 35-member crew was injured. The crew was working on a process called retreat mining, in which the miners work back toward the entrance extracting coal from the pillars that support the ceiling.

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