At least 13 killed in Siberian mine accident

Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Published: 15:21, Oct 19,2019


The Russian emergency situations ministry on October 19, 2019, shows a flooding after a dam failure in a gold miners village close to the town of Shchetinkino, about 250 km from the city of Krasnoyarsk. — AFP photo

At least 13 people were killed as a result of a dam failure at a gold mine in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk early Saturday, the Russian emergencies ministry said.

‘As of now, there’s information about 13 dead,’ the ministry said in a statement. Investigators said that 14 workers were hospitalised.

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