An accident at a coal mine in Siberia, Russia on Thursday killed 11 workers and a rescue operation to rescue dozens more was suspended due to the risk of an explosion, the region’s governor said.
Emergency services responded to a coal mine explosion in Kemerovo, Siberia, on Thursday, November 25. At least one miner was reported to have died in the incident while fears have been growing for the missing coal miners amid the mine evacuation. A number of the coal miners were suffering from smoke poisoning when they were brought to the surface, authorities said.
Russian media Interfax news agency quoted a mine official saying 75 miners’ whereabouts were unaccounted for. More than 200 people have been saved, emergency services said. Regional Governor Sergei Tsivilev said one person had died and another 43 were injured, according to reports. The injured coal miners have been rushed to hospital following their rescue. Two of the 43 injured were said to be in a serious condition, according to the Regional Governor’s Telegram channel.