Mountaineer dies in coal mine accident in Donetsk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

The accident took place at Tsentralna mine near Toretsk
13:56, 15 June 2019

Miner's helmet, emergency at a mine
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A rockslide occurred at a coal mine near the town of Toretsk, Donetsk region. A mountaineer deceased in the accident. The State Emergency Service reported that on June 15.

'A sudden outbreak of coal and gas mixture and a rockslide ocurred at Tsentralna coal mine of the state enterprise Toretskvuhillya', the message says. 

Related: Explosives and ammunition found on attic in Toretsk, Donetsk region

The emergency took place at the depth of 1146 meters. 

'There were two mountaineers in the emergency area, one of them managed to save himself. At 3.15 a.m., the body of another miner was found. 119 mountaineers worked at the mine,' the State Emergency Service concluded.

Currently, the mine's work has been suspended. The mountaineers are on the surface now. Four units of Coal and Energy Ministry reached the site for search and rescue works.

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