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Instructions following an accident at the Mir mine

August 4, 2017

Following the accident at the Mir mine in the city of Mirny, the President ordered Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov to go to accident site and head a rescue and emergency relief commission.

The accident happened at the Mir diamond mine on August 4, when waters from the depleted pit flooded the underground mine, trapping 142 miners. A total of 133 miners have been brought to the surface. The rescuers are still searching for nine missing workers.

August 4, 2017