Russia: Siberian coal-seam fire kills 52 people | World


Moscow (AP) —A devastating fire struck a Siberian coal mine on Thursday, killing 52 miners and rescuers about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian news reports said.

Hours after the methane gas explosion and fire filled the mine with toxic gas, rescuers found 14 bodies, but searched for another 38 bodies due to methane accumulation and high levels of carbon monoxide gas from the fire. I had no choice but to cancel.

The state’s Tas and RIA-Novosti news agencies quoted emergency authorities as saying they were unlikely to find survivors.

Interfax news agency said it died of carbon monoxide poisoning, citing a representative of the local government who killed 52 people in the fire on Thursday.

The Ristovyaznaya mine in the Kemerovo region of southwestern Siberia had a total of 285 people when a fire broke out and smoke quickly filled the ventilation system. Rescuers led 239 miners to the surface, 49 of whom were injured and 11 bodies found.

Later that day, six rescuers also died while searching for other rescuers trapped in remote areas of the mine, news reports said.

Local authorities have declared a three-day memorial.

Russia’s Deputy Attorney General Demesin told reporters that the fire was likely caused by a spark-induced methane explosion.

Russia: Siberian coal-seam fire kills 52 people | World

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