The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case after the accident at the Listvyazhnaya mine in Kemerovo, it says on the website of the regional administration of the UK.
“A criminal case has been initiated on the basis of a crime under Part 2 of Art. 217 of the Criminal Code (violation of industrial safety requirements for hazardous production facilities, resulting in the death of a person by negligence), ”the message says.
In the morning of November 25, the Ministry of Emergency Situations received a message about smoke in the Listvyazhnaya mine. By data on the website of the regional government, at that moment there were 285 miners in the mine. 237 people have been evacuated, the remaining 49 are still rising to the surface. Rescuers and an investigation team are working on the spot.
The Investigative Committee does not specify the number of people killed and injured as a result of the incident.