More than 40 people were injured in an explosion in a ventilation drift at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in the Kemerovo region. About it TASS reported in the Center for Disaster Medicine of Kuzbass.
“There are 40 victims in total, two of them are in serious condition. All are hospitalized, ”the center said.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations confirmed the evacuation of 215 miners, another 75 people are rising to the surface.
According to an Interfax source, the fire in the Kemerovo mine began with an explosion in the ventilation drift at a depth of 250 meters. “According to preliminary data, the first place is taken by the version of equipment malfunction and natural causes,” the agency’s interlocutor said.