Posted 26 ноября 2021,, 08:45

Published 26 ноября 2021,, 08:45

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

52 people were declared dead as a result of the accident at the Listvyazhnaya mine

52 people were declared dead as a result of the accident at the Listvyazhnaya mine

26 ноября 2021, 08:45
The accident at the Listvyazhnaya mine in the Kemerovo region killed 52 people, said the region's governor Sergey Tsivilyov. Initially, 11 miners and three rescuers were considered dead, 38 people were considered missing.

According to the head of the region, the explosion of the methane-air mixture is considered the preliminary cause of the tragedy at the mine.

- The missing 35 miners were found dead. The total death toll was 52 people (46 miners and six rescuers), - said in Tsivilyov's telegram channel.

The day before, the rescue operation at the mines was suspended due to the danger of an explosion due to the high concentration of methane. Three teams of rescuers will be dispatched to the mine to fill the rocks with methane to achieve a safe level of methane concentration. The governor indicated that the work in the mine would take three days.

"The action plan is determined as follows: these three departments will isolate the mine workings, after the end of the isolation, natural filling with methane in the amount of 257 thousand cubic meters will begin. m to the level of methane reached more than 20% when the explosion risk is reduced", - TASS quotes official word.

The regional authorities announced a three-day mourning for the victims.

Earlier, the government of the Kemerovo region announced that the families of the dead miners would receive an additional payment of 2 million rubles. In addition, the victims of an accident at an enterprise in the Kemerovo region will also receive payments.