75 coal miners trapped after explosion in Russia

Rescue underway as explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia

  • Explosion struck 820ft underground at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in Siberia
  • Blast caused fires to ripe through ventilation shafts as part of mine collapsed
  • 40 miners have been rescued, with at least one – 老化的 23 – said to have died
  • 取决于 75 are thought to be trapped underground with communications cut
  • A major rescue operation is underway after an explosion at a mine in eastern Russia left dozens of miners trapped deep underground and killed at least one.

    The blast took place 820ft below the surface at Listvyazhnaya coal mine in Siberia shortly after 9am Thursday, when coal dust in the ventilation ducts caught fire.

    At least one persona 23-year-oldwas killed in the explosion with another 43 people suffering injuries from smoke inhalation, including two in serious condition.

    But many more are unaccounted for and feared trapped. Amid confusion over the numbers, regional governor Sergei Tsivilev said 49 were missing but other reports put the figure as high as 75.

    An explosion deep underground at a coal mine in Russia's Siberia region has killed at least one miner and left dozens more trapped

    An explosion deep underground at a coal mine in Russia’s Siberia region has killed at least one miner and left dozens more trapped

    The blast took place at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine shortly after 9am local time when coal dust in the ventilation ducts caught fire

    The blast took place at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine shortly after 9am local time when coal dust in the ventilation ducts caught fire

    The fire caused an explosion which badly damaged the mine, 与 43 people evacuated injured and two left in serious condition

    The fire caused an explosion which badly damaged the mine, 与 43 people evacuated injured and two left in serious condition








    Interfax said an explosion ‘thunderedin the mine causing the emergency. Fire was said to be raging in a ventilation tunnel.

    A report by Russia’s Interfax news agency said an ‘equipment malfunctionor ‘natural causeswere seen as the cause of the explosion.

    A major operation in subzero temperatures was underway to save the trapped miners, 根据多份报告.

    The Russian Investigative Committee indicated 45 失踪的人.

    But Mash news outlet, which showed pictures from the scene, 说过 75 remained trapped inside the mine. Interfax reported the same figure

    As the first victims emerged from the mine, a local emergencies source said: ‘According to preliminary data, none have bodily injuries.

    ‘They inhaled (smoke) as a result of the explosion.

    According to Russia’s technological watchdog, an explosion occurred in the mine’s airway. An was launched by the Kemerovo region prosecutor’s office.

    Listvyazhnaya is part of SDS-Ugol, one of Russia’s biggest coal mining companies.

    Reports of the missing differed due to confusion over the exact number of miners in the mine when the blast happened, but some reports put the number as high as 75

    Reports of the missing differed due to confusion over the exact number of miners in the mine when the blast happened, but some reports put the number as high as 75

    Firemen work at the site of the explosion which is near the city of Listvyazhnaya, in Russia's eastern Siberian regions

    Firemen work at the site of the explosion which is near the city of Listvyazhnaya, in Russia’s eastern Siberian regions

    Police swap news at the site of a mine explosion in Siberia in the early hours of Thursday

    Police swap news at the site of a mine explosion in Siberia in the early hours of Thursday

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