9 trapped in mine
MOSCOW: Rescue teams are searching for 9 workers missing in a mine owned by diamond miner Alrosa after the pit flooded yesterday.
More than 100 miners have been brought to the surface and dozens have been located in the mine in Yakutia in eastern Siberia and are being evacuated, Alrosa said.
No casualties have been reported and there was no word from Alrosa on the chances that the missing miners could be rescued.
The water flooded into the mine shaft from an open-cast mine above it earlier.