9 trapped in mine

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.