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Accidents in Barentsburg

In recent weeks, the Russian mining settlement of Barentsburg has suffered from several accidents. Three persons died during a helicopter crash at Kapp Heer, the helicopter base near Barentsburg, The aircraft collided with a building during a landing attempt in bad visibility conditions. On Thursday, 17 April, Barentsburg reported fire in the coal mine. One miner was found dead a while later, while a second one is still missing.
 
There are still 500 people living in Barentsburg.  

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