“The explosion in the mine killed 46 miners, … in the evening … six mine rescuers also died, going to their aid,” She said.
According to the regional governor Sergei Tsivilev, to reduce the risk of an explosion, the mine workings will need to be filled with methane. According to him, it will take three days.
On Thursday at about 08:30 (04:30 Moscow time) at the enterprise located in Belovo, there was an explosion and smoke. There were 285 people underground at the time of the emergency, most of them were brought to the surface.
According to the regional authorities, 13 people have been examined and are being treated on an outpatient basis, 38 are in hospitals.
The whereabouts of another 35 miners remain unknown.
The Listvyazhnaya mine belongs to the SDS-Ugol holding, one of the top 3 coal producers in the country, and is developing the reserves of the Egozovo-Krasnoyarsk deposit. The company will provide assistance to the families of the victims.
The region has declared three days of mourning.