A fire at a coal mine in Russia’s Siberia killed 11 folks and injured greater than 40 others on Thursday, with dozens of others nonetheless trapped, authorities mentioned.
The blaze befell in the Kemerovo area in southwestern Siberia. Russia’s state Tass news company reported, citing an unnamed emergency official, that coal mud caught fire, and that smoke rapidly crammed the mine via the air flow system.
A complete of 285 folks had been in the mine on the time of the incident — 239 of them have been evacuated and 46 different miners are nonetheless trapped underground, Kemerovo Governor Sergei Tsivilyov mentioned on his web page on the messaging app Telegram. “Forty-three people have been hospitalized with injuries, four of them in serious condition,” Tsivilyov mentioned.
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Earlier Thursday, Russia’s performing minister for emergency conditions, Alexander Chupriyan, mentioned 44 miners have been hospitalized with accidents. The distinction in harm tolls reported by completely different officers could not be instantly reconciled.
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Efforts to rescue the remainder are nonetheless ongoing, hampered by massive quantities of smoke.
Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a prison probe into the fire on expenses of violating security rules that led to deaths.
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday prolonged his condolences to the households of the killed miners and ordered the federal government to supply all the mandatory help to those that had been injured, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised reporters.
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