A fire broke out in the Listvyazhnaya mine in the Kemerovo Region. As the governor of the region Sergey Tsivilev said, as a result of the emergency 6 people died, 43 were injured.
He specified that four miners are in serious condition, the rest have suffered mild and moderate injuries. At the time of the smoke, there were 285 people in the mine, 237 have already been evacuated.
died in a fire in the Listvyazhnaya mine
According to Telegram-channel Ura.ru, 11 people became victims of the fire.
At the site of the emergency, 11 branches of the paramilitary mine rescue unit are working, another 7 are heading to the mine. An air ambulance helicopter with a team of doctors from the Disaster Medicine Center flew to the scene.
According to the Telegram channel “112”, rescuers managed to establish the whereabouts of 49 miners who did not get in touch. Strong smoke at the site prevents them from reaching them.
The Investigative Committee (IC) opened a criminal case on violation of industrial safety, reported on the website of the department. An investigation team, including forensic investigators, is working at the scene.
A TASS source said that the fire in Listvyazhnaya was caused by the ignition of coal dust, there was no explosion. The fire started in a ventilation shaft 250 meters deep, after which smoke spread through the ventilation throughout the mine.
The incident became known on the morning of Thursday, November 25. At that moment, there were about 285 people at the enterprise, more than 40 were injured – they were poisoned by combustion products. At the moment, 43 people are in the hospital, according to official figures, six people have died.
The Listvyazhnaya mine is a coal mining company that was founded in 2003 on the basis of the Inskaya mine in the Belovsky district of the Kemerovo region.
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