facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Rescuers find fourth miner killed by flood

March 31, 2013 at 11:03 AM   |   Comments

KEMEROVO, Russia, March 31 (UPI) -- Rescuers said Sunday they found the body of the fourth, and last, miner who went missing after a flood hit a coal mine in Siberia.

Water flooded the mine late Tuesday while 143 people were working underground, RIA Novosti said. Four miners could not be located, while the rest escaped safely, officials said.

One body was recovered Thursday morning, and the bodies of two missing miners were found Friday and Saturday, RIA Novosti said. The fourth body was found Sunday morning.

Work at the mine has been suspended and rescuers are pumping water from the flooded areas, officials said.

RIA Novosti said a criminal case has been opened to investigate the violation of mining safety rules.

In 2010, 91 workers died in methane gas explosions, and in February 2013, a gas blast killed 18, RIA Novosti said.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide
2
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
3
Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier
4
Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father
5
New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback