The search for the missing on podtoplentsam the Mir mine, found it impossible and stopped
The search-and-rescue operations at the mine “Mir” in Yakutia, where in early August the accident occurred, considered impossible, they stopped. This was reported on Saturday, August 26, on the website of the company “ALROSA”.
As noted, the operation is stopped due to the water accumulated in the bowl career — 37,4 thousand cubic meters.
“The threat of simultaneous uncontrolled gathering of this amount of water in the mine makes it impossible for any underground works”, — underlined in the message.
In addition, because of the resulting washouts in salt rocks there is a risk of collapse of the lower quarry face and destruction of mines. “Under the circumstances, the execution of any works, including pumping water previously committed to the explosions, impossible,” said to ALROSA.
“With a heavy heart I regret to inform you that hopes that the remaining in the mine working will be able to raise to the surface alive, there is not. (…) The realization that we have done everything possible to save people, unfortunately, can not serve as consolation for their loved ones,” said the President of the company Sergey Ivanov.