Siberia: Dozens missing after deadly Russian mine accident

Siberia: Dozens missing after deadly Russian mine accident

Nov 25, 2021 by BBC News - World

Key Facts

  • Three rescuers sent to find survivors after a Siberian mine filled with smoke have died, bringing the disaster's death toll to 14.
  • The accident happened when coal dust in a ventilation shaft caught alight, according to the Russian state news agency Tass.
  • Russia's Emergencies Ministry said one of the rescue teams at the Listvyazhnaya mine, in the Kemerovo region some 3,500km (2,175 miles) east of Moscow, had lost contact with those on the surface.
  • Some of the injured have smoke poisoning, and four are said to be in a critical condition.

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