Home World In Russia 52 people died in a mine fire

In Russia 52 people died in a mine fire

by admin

A miner was found alive in the Listvyazhnaya mine in Russia after Thursday’s accident in which all 52 trapped people were killed. A new tragedy, in a country where even in past years there had been several terrible fatal accidents in mines.

At around 8.35 am smoke spread into the mine, according to emergency services the tragedy could have been caused by coal dust that would have caught fire in a ventilation shaft.

Coronavirus in Russia, Putin received the third dose and an investigational nasal vaccine

by Rosalba Castelletti


At that time 285 people were working in the mine and 239 of them were evacuated. “We have 35 people underground now” and “their location has not been determined”, said Serghiei Tsivilyov, governor of the Kemerovo region, in whose territory the accident occurred. While in the early afternoon the administration of the mine made it known that “all the rescuers” had been “urgently evacuated” for fear that “the concentration of gas” could cause an explosion.

“Operations will resume as soon as the gas concentration drops to a safe level,” Governor Tsivilyov said, announcing three days of mourning in the region starting tomorrow. In the evening, then the dramatic confirmation of a very heavy toll: fifty-two people, including six rescuers, died, all the national press agencies announced, adding “no one is left alive”.

Slap China and Russia: Biden does not invite them to the forum on democracies

by our correspondent Paolo Mastrolilli

See also  Former Director of the Gastronomy and Drug Administration: Delta mutant strain spreads rapidly in the United States

The incident shook Russia. “When people die, it is a great tragedy for families and all relatives,” said President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
Several mining accidents have occurred in Russia in the past, disasters that many observers link to outdated equipment and inadequate safety standards.
One of the most serious disasters dates back to 2010, when an explosion killed 91 people in the Raspadskaya mine, the largest in Russia. In 2007 another explosion killed 110 people in the Ulyanovkskaya mine.

.

0 comment
0

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy