Russia stops seek for trapped gold miners


Miners had been buried greater than 120 meters underground resulting from a landslide within the Amur area of Russia.

Russian emergency companies have halted an operation to rescue 13 individuals trapped in a gold mine within the nation's far east.

The operator of the Pioneer gold mine introduced the choice on Monday, two weeks after a landslide on the facility within the Amur area close to the Chinese language border buried miners greater than 120 meters (about 400 ft) underground.

An announcement from operator Pokrovsky Mine stated search operations had proven that caves, the place miners might take shelter, had been flooded, leaving 13 individuals feared lifeless.

It stated it had turn out to be too harmful to proceed the rescue operation.

“It was determined to finish the rescue operations on the Pioneer mine on April 1,” the assertion stated.

“The drilling outcomes confirmed that the areas the place there may very well be miners are filled with rocks and water. “The lives of rescue employees and miners concerned within the operation are in danger,” resulting from the opportunity of one other accident, it stated.

Rescuers are taking part in a search operation to try to save 13 miners trapped at the Pioneer gold mine after a rockfall in the Amur region of Russia.
Rescuers participate in a search operation in an try to save lots of 13 miners within the Amur area of Russia (Russian Ministry of Civil Protection, Emergencies and Catastrophe Aid/Handout by way of Reuters)

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated the tip of the rescue operation was “not excellent news”.

“No matter measures may very well be taken in relation to the scenario that arose had been taken. However the scenario stays the identical,” he informed reporters.

The regional governor stated that emergency employees had tried to save lots of the miners “whereas risking their lives” and that monetary help could be given to the miners' households.

The gold mine is among the largest mines on the planet and one of the vital productive mines in Russia. It’s owned by sanctions-hit Russian copper and gold producer Ural Mining and Metallurgical Firm (UMMC).

Authorities in Amur have launched an investigation into suspected violations of security rules. The regional department of Russia's Investigative Committee, which investigates critical crimes, stated the mine's managing director was arrested final week.

Accidents at mines are comparatively frequent in Russia, the place lax security requirements and weak enforcement have been blamed for a lot of tragedies.

In 2021, 40 miners died in an accident at a coal mine in Siberia.

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