The number of victims of the Lviv Stepova mine methane explosion grew to 21 people. This was reported by Svoboda agency.
They are being transferred to the Lviv city hospital. Six miners in serious condition are already receiving medical help, according to the agency.
Earlier it was reported that the miners were trying to fulfill the production targets and ignored the safety rules.
Stepova mine is one of the largest mines, a leader in the state enterprise LvivVuhillja, but at the same time, it is the most dangerous enterprise from point of view coal mining. It was dangerous du to the presence of methane and possible coal dust explosion. Someone might say that yesterday’s situation was the result of non-compliance with the security measures. To be frank, the security measures were not followed, because over the past few years, there has always been an emergency situation. In 2008, an exceptional check has been conducted, and it revealed a large number of disorders, so this confirms that it is quite a dangerous activity. Moreover, if the state does not pay enough attention to the coal industry, I am afraid that such situations might occur even more frequently.