Blast at DPR coal mine claims three people’s lives

The explosion of a gas-air mixture occurred in the area of the previously closed mine No. 16 in the town of Shakhtyorsk. Three people died, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic reported today.

"On October 11, 2017, in Shakhtyorsk, in the mining company "Miner's Industrial Group", in the area of the previously abandoned mine No. 16, an explosion of a gas-air mixture occurred. Five people were staying down at the time of the explosion," the department noted.

According to the ministry, the explosion occurred in the evening, 12 units of equipment and 59 people of the State Military Service of the Mountain Rescue Service No. 2 of the Torez city were involved in search and rescue operations. Rescue work began at 18:40, at the end of which two people were rescued, who were assisted, three died.

"At 19:02 in the longwall of a split furnace the bodies of three dead miners were found," the Ministry of Emergency Situations noted.

DONi News Agency