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World Dam Collapse at Siberia Gold Mine in Russia Leaves 12 Dead

11:15  19 october  2019
11:15  19 october  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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The dam collapsed at about 2 a.m. Moscow time near one of the small local gold mining companies operations, the ministry said. More stringent checks on mining dam operations came into light in January when a deadly dam collapse at Brazilian Vale S.A.’s mine killed at least 249 people.

Multiple people have been killed and injured following a dam breach at a gold mine in Russia ’s Krasnoyarsk region on Friday night. Six workers were confirmed dead and 14 received various injuries after water from the technical reservoir flooded two of the company's temporary dormitories.

(Bloomberg) -- A dam collapse at a gold mine in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region left at least 12 people dead, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said on its website.

  Dam Collapse at Siberia Gold Mine in Russia Leaves 12 Dead © Courtesy: Ministry of Emergency Situations

The dam collapsed at about 2 a.m. Moscow time near one of the small local gold mining companies operations, the ministry said. Another 13 people are still reported to be missing as emergency services continue doing rescue works.

The water damaged temporary shelters where miners were sleeping, Moscow-based news agency Interfax reported, citing unidentified local officials. The dam wasn’t registered with the Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service and was illegal, the newswire said, citing unidentified representatives of the watchdog agency. Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the case.

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12 people have fallen victim to the rising watesr, with 150 others still in hospital, Vitaly Mutko, Russia ’s deputy prime minister, said. Tass news agency had earlier reported that another nine people, including a child, were listed as missing. The severe flooding was caused by torrential rains that hit the region

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More stringent checks on mining dam operations came into light in January when a deadly dam collapse at Brazilian Vale S.A.’s mine killed at least 249 people. The investigation is still ongoing.

To contact the reporter on this story: Yuliya Fedorinova in Moscow at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Shamim Adam at [email protected], Natnicha Chuwiruch, Jasmine Ng

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