Kazakhstan says 42 dead in mine fire, four still missing

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Kazakhstan said Sunday that 42 bodies of miners were found at an ArcelorMittal facility, with four still missing, making it the deadliest such accident in the Central Asian country's post-Soviet history.

“As of 3 pm (0900 GMT) the bodies of 42 people were found,” Kazakhstan’s emergency services said on social media. “The search for four miners continues.”

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Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who expressed condolences to victims’ families, ordered his cabinet to stop investment cooperation with the ArcelorMittal Temirtau, and the government said it was finalizing a deal to nationalize the company that runs the country’s biggest steel mill.

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