A fire at a coal mine in Russia’s Siberia killed 9 folks and injured 44 others on Thursday, with dozens of others nonetheless trapped, authorities stated.
The blaze occurred within the Kemerovo area in southwestern Siberia.
Russia’s state Tass information company reported, citing an unnamed emergency official, that coal mud caught hearth, and that smoke shortly crammed the mine by means of the air flow system.
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Specialists participate in a rescue operation following a fireplace within the Listvyazhnaya coal mine within the Kemerovo area, Russia, November 25, 2021. (Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout by way of REUTERS)
A complete of 285 folks have been within the mine on the time of the incident, 237 of them have been evacuated.
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Efforts to rescue the remainder are nonetheless ongoing, hampered by giant quantities of smoke.
A nonetheless picture taken from video exhibits Investigators and rescuers throughout a rescue operation following a fireplace within the Listvyazhnaya coal mine within the Kemerovo area, Russia, November 25, 2021. (Russian Investigative Committee/Handout by way of REUTERS)
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Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a legal probe into the hearth on prices of violating security laws that led to deaths.