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© Alexander Patrin Tent scope during the rescue operation following a fire in the ListVyazhnaya coal mine in the region from Kemerovo, Russia, November 25, 2021. Reuters / Alexander Patrin
Fifty-two people, 46 minors and six rescuers, were killed Thursday after an accident in a coal mine in Siberia, a new disaster hitting a sector regularly mortar in Russia. If the initial record of this early early accident reported on 14 people, he ran sharply at nightfall. "According to preliminary information, no one has survived in the mine. 52 people died, "the official TASS agency reported, citing a source within the relief services. The accident cost 46 minors jammed underground and six rescuers, according to this source also cited by the RIA Novosti and Interfax agencies. Forty minors were hospitalized. The authorities had reported alert to 08:35 local hours on the presence of smoke in the Listviajnaia
mine, in Gramoteino, in the Siberian region of Kemerovo, where many coal mines are located. The director of the mine arrested according to the press service of the Governor Local Sergei Tsivilev, 285 people were in the mine at the time of the accident, whose causes were not known immediately. The majority was rescued by the rescuers but 46 others remained blocked underground. In the middle of the day, the contact was also lost with one of the rescue teams that included six rescuers. Research operations were finally suspended due to a risk of explosion. The local survey committee opened an investigation for "violation of safety standards" and announced in the evening the arrest of the director of the mine, his deputy, as well as the head of the zone where the accident had place. "It's a great tragedy," said President Vladimir Putin on television. Three days of mourning were decreed in the area from Friday. Equipment of the Soviet era An accident in the Listviajnaia mine had already taken place in October 2004, when a methane explosion had killed 13 people. According to the Russian media, an explosion had also killed five people in 1981, in the Soviet era. According to local authorities, 19 specialized rescue teams were hundred up at the scene. The mine belongs to SDS-Ugol, one of the largest producers of Russian coal. Accidents in the Russian mines, as elsewhere in the ex-USSR, are often linked to laxity in the application of safety standards, mismanagement or dilapidated equipment dating back to the Soviet era. In May 2010, an accident had made 91 dead and more than a hundred wounded in the Raspadskaya mine, also in the Kemerovo area. More recently, in October 2019, the rupture of a dam in a gold mine in Siberia
had died. Beyond human balances, sometimes heavy, some accidents draw attention to the practices of the Russian mining industry, often to the detriment of the environment.
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