Title for Episode VIII of world’s famous saga ‘Star Wars’ revealedSociety & Culture January 23, 21:19
Russia’s chief negotiator: Astana format gives hope for new level in negotiating processRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 23, 20:52
Astana talks focusing on mechanism of Syria ceasefire observance — oppositionWorld January 23, 20:23
Russia and Turkey hit Islamic State targets near al-Bab in Aleppo provinceWorld January 23, 20:06
Russia’s 4th Yasen-class submarine completes hydraulic testsMilitary & Defense January 23, 18:56
Arctic airport in search for investorsBusiness & Economy January 23, 18:50
Rosneft begins Arctic shelf’s seismological exploration from 2017Business & Economy January 23, 18:38
Tesla takes the lead in sales of electric cars in Russia in 2016Business & Economy January 23, 18:18
Politician says European-style reforms to degrade Ukraine’s economyWorld January 23, 18:16
MOSCOW, February 25. /TASS/. A total of eight people have found themselves blocked in the Severnaya coalmine in the city of Vorkuta in the Russian Arctic after the mine’s rock collapse, communication with them has been established, the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s regional department in the Komi Republic told TASS Thursday.
"Out of 105 people in the mine, some 60 have been led out. According to rescue workers, 8 people remain partially blocked and communication has been established with them. Rescuers are heading toward them," a department spokesman said.
Emergencies services received a report on a rock burst at the Severnaya coalmine at 14:31 Moscow Time. Four units of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s militarized mine rescue detachment are working on the site.
The operation of the mine, owned by Vorkutaugol, has been suspended. No one has been reported injured yet.
A rock burst is a spontaneous violent fracture of rock, which may occur in deep mines.