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Entertainment Accident in a mine in Siberia: 11 deaths and more than 50 missing

17:55  25 november  2021
17:55  25 november  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Un accident minier a fait 11 morts et plus de 50 disparus en Sibérie. Photo d’illustration. © Gaelj - Adobe stock A mining accident made 11 dead and more than 50 missing in Siberia. Photo Stock Illustration.

A coal mine was the scene of an accident in Siberia this Thursday, November 25. Some people, with whom it is unable to establish a contact, are always blocked.

At least eleven people were killed and fifty were missing this Thursday, November 25 after an accident in an coal mine of Siberia, a new catastrophe that strikes a sector regularly mortar in Russia.

After the occurring operations to find the minors blocked underground, the emergency services announced in the afternoon having had to be "temporarily suspending" their work because of a risk of explosion.

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According to the last assessment, 11 people died and 46 were still stuck inside the mine, with which there is

"no contact" .

forty-three people were hospitalized, four in a serious state, according to local authorities.

"It's a great tragedy" , "said President Vladimir Putin on television, welcoming the emergency services that " do everything their possible ", although " unfortunately, the situation does not improve " .

"Let's hope that as many people as possible can be saved" , "he said, pointing out that he is a danger even for the rescuers" .

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The authorities had indicated that they have received an alert at the local 08 h 35 (01 h 35 GMT) on the presence of smoke in the Listviajnaia mine in the city of Gramotein In the Siberian region of Kemerovo, where many coal mines are located. According to the Local Governor's press service TSIVILEV, 285 people were in the mine at the time of the accident, whose causes were not known immediately.

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The location of missing

"is not currently known"

, said a department of emergency department, Alexey Choulguine, cited by the TASS agency. The families and relatives of the minors, gathered before the entrance to the territory of the mine did not wish to make statements, according to a correspondent of the AFP on the spot.

according to a communiqué of the local authorities, 19 specialized rescue teams of the department are on the spot and attended, until the suspension of operations, to reach the most remote gallery of the mine, where the people missing at the call could be found. The Local Investigation Committee clarified that an investigation for "violation of safety standards" had been launched.

The mine belongs to SDS-Ugol, one of the largest producers of Russian coal.

Accidents in the Russian mines, as elsewhere in the ex-USSR, are often linked to laxity in the application of safety standards, mismanagement or dilapidated equipment dating back to the Soviet era.

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mines accidents in the Russian mines, as elsewhere in the ex-USSR, are often related to lax in the application of the standards of Security, mismanagement or dilapidated equipment dating back to the Soviet era.

The most murderer accident in recent years has made 91 deaths and more than a hundred wounded in May 2010 in the Raspadskaya mine, also in the Kemerovo area.

More recently, in October 2019, the rupture of an illegal dam in a gold mine in Siberia had died. The same month, three people had been killed after an accident in a Norilsk Nickel group, the world's largest nickel and palladium producer in the Arctic.

In August 2017, eight workers had disappeared after flooding in a diamond mine exploited by the Russian group Alrosa in Siberia. The world's leading producer of diamonds, Alrosa had announced the abandonment of research after three weeks of relief operations.

Beyond human balance sheets, sometimes heavy, some accidents draw attention to the practices of the Russian mining industry, in which the farm is often at the expense of the environment.

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