In areas of the mine emergency in Yakutia there was a threat of flooding

Accumulating in the career of the Mir mine in Yakutia water at any time may collapse in the mine workings, where rescuers are searching for missing miners, as well as flood pumping units. On Monday 21 August, reports “Interfax” with reference to the press service of the Siberian regional center of EMERCOM of Russia.

It is noted that the volume of water in the quarry is constantly increasing due to huge inflow of water, the threat of a breakthrough to eliminate have not yet succeeded. Due to the large amount of water in the mine workings of the mine there was a danger of failure of the power supply systems and ventilation.

15 Aug rescuers have stopped the search operation at the mine on the horizon minus 310 meters. This was done due to the flooding horizon at the level of more than a meter. Presumably, there are four of the eight blocked miners.

4 Aug mine have been a breakthrough of water. In the first hours after the incident were evacuated workers from 142 151. The next day we managed to rescue another miner Alisher Mirzaev, stuck at a depth of 410 meters.

The Mir mine accounts for about 11 percent of the annual production of the company. Landmark production for 2017 is about 39 million carats.