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Kazakh miners confirmed dead

January 14 2008

In Kazakhstan, 23 miners confirmed dead, reported missing in the accident at the mine Abaiskaya "January 11. This was stated by the head of the government commission to investigate the causes of emergency and deal with its consequences, the Minister for Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan Vladimir Bozhko.

According to the report MOE, the presence of high temperatures and concentrations of carbon monoxide in mines, where there are 23 injured miner, completely exclude the possibility of their survival in these critical circumstances. - Due to the risk of repetition of methane explosions from the lava emergency withdrawn troops rescuers, who were busy in the aftermath of the accident, according to RIA Novosti.

Recall the last Friday in a coal mine Abaiskaya, owned by AO Arcelor-Mittal Temirtau, at a depth of 600 meters of methane explosion occurred. On the death of seven miners were reported immediately after the accident, 14 people were injured. 23 miners so far been missing. Now the dead are 30 miners.


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