Listening to the World Service this morning I heard the report of a coal mine gas explosion and fire in Donestsk, eastern Ukraine.
Sure enough it was the Zasyadko mine. Notorious for accidents and as miners told me a dangerous mine to work in because of high volumes of methane gas. 'Very gassy' as they put it.
An earlier clip I posted shows the Donestsk Mine Rescue Service in training.
You can forget about trying to get to permission film down a coal mine. All electronic equipment has to be made explosion proof (think underwater camera housings), and everyone from Ukraine's security services to mine safety and rescue authorities have to give their approval.
So in July the closest I got to Zasyadko was the Shcheglovka cemetery. Directly opposite the mine, this is where miners killed on the job are buried beside their comrades.
Surrounded by mine slag heaps it's a sombre place. The faces of miners etched onto gravestones peer out to visitors and face the mine.
This clip just gives a brief impression of the site. While I was filming mine officials rang the grave digger accompanying me (himself a former miner) and effectively barred him for speaking.