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Rock collapses at Yesaulskaya coal mine in Siberia

Coal News - Published on Fri, 22 Dec 2017

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TASS reported that Rock has collapsed at the Yesaulskaya coal mine in Novokuznetsk in southwest Siberia’s Kemerovo Region, the local emergencies services told TASS that a total of 99 miners stayed in the coalmine at the time of the incident. The evacuation of coal miners is currently underway. Three miners were trapped inside.

The local emergencies services said that "The communication with the workers has been established. They are alive, adding that two rescue teams were working at the scene.”

According to preliminary information, the coal mine’s ventilation system operates in a normal mode. There are no data on any persons who have suffered in the incident.

The local emergencies services reported earlier on Wednesday that rock had collapsed at the Yesaulskaya coal mine’s airway.

The Yesaulskaya coalmine extracts coal in Novokuznetsk. It is part of Yuzhkuzbassugol Company.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Fri, 22 Dec 2017
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