Russia suspends rescue operation at Siberian mine due to explosion risk -RIA

by Reuters
Thursday, 25 November 2021 10:31 GMT

MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Russian emergency services said on Thursday they had suspended an operation to rescue more than 40 people stuck in an accident-hit mine in Siberia due to the risk of an explosion, the RIA news agency reported.

At least 11 people died after coal dust caught fire in a ventilation shaft in the Listvyazhnaya mine in the snowbound Kemerovo region, filling the mine with smoke. (Reporting by Anastasia Teterevleva and Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Alexander Marrow; editing by Tom Balmforth)

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