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Massey Energy: 25 dead in US coal mine explosion

 Authorities survey the scene of a mine explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine, in Montcoal, W.Va., on Monday April 5, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jon C. Hancock...
 West Virginia State Police direct traffic at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Monday, April 5, 2010 in Montcoal, W.Va.  (AP...
 View of the tipple near the scene of a mine explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, W.Va., on Monday April 5, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jon C. Han...
 Families and friends wait alongside emergency personnel after a mine explosion occured at the Upper Big Branch Mine, in Montcoal, W.Va., on Monday Ap...
 Emergency vehicles leave the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Monday, April 5, 2010 in Montcoal, W.Va.  (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)...
 Billy Pettry, Caden Gray, 5, and Brandon Gray, from left, sit on the steps of the Marsh Fork Worship Center in Eunice, W.Va., near the entrance to Ma...
 Emergency vehicles leave the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Monday, April 5, 2010 in Montcoal, W.Va. after an explosion at th...
 View of the tipple near the scene of a mine explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, W.Va., on Monday April 5, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jon C. Han...
 Map locates where a mine explosion in West Virginia left multiple fatalities.
 Billy Pettry, Caden Gray, 5, and Brandon Gray, from left, sit on the steps of the Marsh Fork Worship Center in Eunice, W.Va., near the entrance to Ma...

APTOPIX Mine Explosion

Authorities survey the scene of a mine explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine, in Montcoal, W.Va., on Monday April 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Jon C. Hancock...

APTOPIX Mine Explosion

West Virginia State Police direct traffic at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Monday, April 5, 2010 in Montcoal, W.Va. (AP...

Mine Explosion

View of the tipple near the scene of a mine explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, W.Va., on Monday April 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Jon C. Han...

Mine Explosion

Families and friends wait alongside emergency personnel after a mine explosion occured at the Upper Big Branch Mine, in Montcoal, W.Va., on Monday Ap...

Mine Explosion

Emergency vehicles leave the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Monday, April 5, 2010 in Montcoal, W.Va. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)...

Mine Explosion

Billy Pettry, Caden Gray, 5, and Brandon Gray, from left, sit on the steps of the Marsh Fork Worship Center in Eunice, W.Va., near the entrance to Ma...

Mine Explosion

Emergency vehicles leave the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Monday, April 5, 2010 in Montcoal, W.Va. after an explosion at th...

APTOPIX Mine Explosion

View of the tipple near the scene of a mine explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, W.Va., on Monday April 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Jon C. Han...

MINE_EXPLOSION

Map locates where a mine explosion in West Virginia left multiple fatalities.

Mine Explosion

Billy Pettry, Caden Gray, 5, and Brandon Gray, from left, sit on the steps of the Marsh Fork Worship Center in Eunice, W.Va., near the entrance to Ma...

Massey Energy says 25 workers have been killed in a West Virginia coal mine explosion in the worst U.S. mine disaster since 1984.
An explosion Monday afternoon rocked the remote coal mine with a history of safety problems.
Rescuers had been trying to get to at least 10 miners they thought were trapped.
However, the rescue has been halted even though officials say four men were still unaccounted for early Tuesday.
In 1984, 27 were killed by a fire at Emery Mining Corp.'s mine in Orangeville, Utah.