Death toll as a result of gas explosion at the coalmine named after Zasyadko in Donetsk has increased up to 70 people. The vice PM Andry Klyuev said that today.

“For today we found 70 bodies of miners. 57 out of 70 bodies are delivered to the surface. At that he noted that 38 out of 57 miners were identified.

Klyuev added that the commission and power bodies arrange funeral of miners who died. Tomorrow 28 people will be buried.

Klyuev also noted that rescues have difficulties as temperature in ventilation drift is increased.

As a reminder on November 18 at 3.11 a.m. gas explosion had happened at the coalmine named after A. Zasyadko in Donetsk region. The blast happened as a result of blast of aeromethane mixture in 14th conveyor drift while boring. Great fire complicated works of rescuers.

According to data of Emergency Ministry, at the moment of accident there were 456 miners in coalmine.

Since 1999 there were 4 great accidents in A. Zasyadko mine.


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