From a flooded diamond mine in Yakutia evacuated 150 miners

Continued: Named the preliminary cause of the flooding of the mine “Mir” in Yakutia

Almost 150 people took to the surface of the diamond mines of the company “Mir” in Yakutia, where there is a breakthrough of water. On Friday, August 4, RIA Novosti reported citing a source.

Video of the mine “Mir” immediately after the flooding

“After the flooding on the surface is removed almost 150 people. According to preliminary data, no victims,” — said the Agency interlocutor.

While in the operational headquarters explained that the flooding will not affect the work of the company-owned ALROSA mines.

Only mine were about 200 thousand cubic meters of water, said the source TASS. “It is established that in the horizon 210 meters of the mine “Mir” there was a flooding of the pumping station, ATT-2. According to preliminary reports, the mine has hit 200 thousand cubic meters of groundwater”, — told the Agency.

The incident occurred at 16:30 local time (10:30 GMT). Initially it was reported that in the mine were 100 miners, later, RIA Novosti said that worked underground 148 people.

ALROSA is a Russian company, one of the world’s largest diamond miners. The share of the holding accounts for about a quarter of world diamond production and 97 percent of Russia’s. The main company activity is concentrated in Yakutia and in the Arkhangelsk region and Africa.