The number of victims of the explosion at Listvyazhnaya increased to 106 people
Kemerovo region increased to 106 people. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to a source in the emergency services of the region.
According to the agency's interlocutor, 60 miners and 46 mine rescuers were among the injured. During the day, 7 people were hospitalized, lifting bodies from the mine. They were diagnosed with “toxic effects of carbon monoxide of a mild degree.”
At the moment, 2 workers and 8 rescuers have been hospitalized, another 14 miners and 8 rescuers are being treated on an outpatient basis. 44 miners and 30 mine rescuers have been discharged.
Earlier, mining engineer Alexander Balakhnin named the cause of the accident. The expert noted that such emergencies occur due to violations of safety regulations and carelessness on the part of workers. However, the real reason is the economic background.
The tragedy at the Listvyazhnaya mine took place on the morning of November 25. As a result, 51 people died, including five mine rescuers who went in search of miners. After the state of emergency, President Vladimir Putin demanded that “tough questions be made according to the law” from those who neglect the safety of workers in mines, exposing them to mortal risk.