Forty-five miners had been trapped in a coal mine after a fireplace in the Kemerovo area of Russia’s Siberia, the regional Investigative Committee mentioned on Thursday.
An evacuation operation was underway on the Listvyazhnaya mine and 70 miners had been delivered to the floor, the Investigative Committee mentioned.
“According to preliminary information, a variety of employees suffered from smoke poisoning. The variety of victims is being specified,” the committee said in a statement.
Interfax news agency, citing a mine official, reported that the whereabouts of 75 miners were unknown.
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