After a fire broke out at a mine in Russia, a rescue attempt is underway to save scores of missing trapped coal miners.
On Thursday, November 25, emergency personnel went to the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in the Kemerovo region of Russia’s Siberia.
At least one miner is said to have died in the event, and concerns about the missing coal miners have grown as the mine has been evacuated.
Authorities said that when the coal miners were brought to the surface, they were suffering from smoke toxicity.
According to the Russian news outlet Interfax, a mine official stated that 75 miners were missing.
According to emergency authorities, more than 200 people have been rescued.
Regional Governor Sergei Tsivilev said one person had died and another 43 were injured, according to reports.
The injured coal miners have been rushed to hospital following their rescue.
Two of the 43 injured were said to be in a serious condition, according to the Regional Governor’s Telegram channel.
“According to preliminary data, a number of workers suffered from smoke poisoning. The number of victims is being specified,” the regional branch of Russia’s Investigative Committee said in an earlier statement.