Russia’s Zvyagintsev wins Jury Prize at 70th Cannes Film Festival with his LovelessSociety & Culture May 28, 21:32
Three Russian tourists hurt is road accident with tourist minibus in TurkeySociety & Culture May 28, 18:58
Some 40,000 cyclists taking part in Moscow cycle paradeSociety & Culture May 28, 18:33
Corporation Irkut: MS-21 first flight performed in routine modeBusiness & Economy May 28, 16:54
Ukrainian military launch more than 180 shells, mines on Donetsk within one dayWorld May 28, 16:36
Minister: Russia may supply 1,000 MC-21 planes to 2037Business & Economy May 28, 14:42
Lavrov: China, ASEAN interested in organization of Eurasian partnershipRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 28, 11:45
MC-21 airliner makes first test flight - sourceBusiness & Economy May 28, 11:00
Putin congratulates Border Guards on their professional holidayMilitary & Defense May 28, 10:57
VORKUTA-SYKTYVKAR, February 12 (Itar-Tass) – In connection with the Vorkutinskaya mine explosion, February 12, 13 and 14 have been declared mourning days in the Komi Republic. The corresponding decree was signed by the head of the region, Vyacheslav Gaiser, the press service of the republic’s head told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
The accident at the Vorkutinskaya mine occurred on February 11 at 10:28 MSK as a result of a methane explosion at a depth of 800 metres. According to specified data of the RF Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM), there were 26 people in the accident zone, 18 of them were killed, three were rescued and taken to hospital, the condition of one miner is very grave.
At the time of the explosion, the miners’ shift of 259 people was working underground. Five people escaped to the surface independently and the rest were evacuated.
Gaiser instructed the regional government, jointly with the municipality to take the necessary measures to provide assistance to the killed miners’ families.
Earlier, the head of the Komi Republic, the State Council and the government expressed their condolences over the death of miners.