The body of the third miner, who disappeared during a collapse at a mine in Kuzbass, was found. This was announced on Friday, January 22, at the press service of the regional SU of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
The tragedy occurred at the Tikhov mine in Leninsk-Kuznetsky as a result of a methane release followed by a collapse. After the incident, communication with three workers of the mine was lost. 41 people made it to the surface on their own. The bodies of two miners were found by rescuers, a third was searched for, writes NSN.
“The location of the body of the third miner has been established; at the moment, the mine rescuers are raising it to the surface,” the department told RIA Novosti.
Investigative Committee on the fact of the incident opened a criminal case under the article on violation of industrial safety requirements for hazardous production facilities, the Zvezda TV channel notes. The regional prosecutor’s office has also started checking.
The mine has suspended work. The regional commission works on the spot. The families of the killed miners will receive assistance.