Russia: 9 missing following flooding in Yakutia's Mir diamond mine *STILLS*

A total of 142 miners were evacuated following flooding at the pumping station of Alrosa's Mir diamond mine, in the Yakutian town of Mirni, Friday. During an emergency meeting, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) confirmed that nine miners remain missing following the incident. According to Alrosa, the flooding took place at 16:30 local time (14:30 GMT). Yakutia... Еще authorities have reportedly launched an investigation into the incident. It is alleged that a sapped pit filled with some 300,000 cubic metres of water could have caused the flooding in the mine. Some 85 people are involved in the rescue operation, including 56 mine-rescuers. The Mir diamond mine, which was launched in 2009, is operated by Alrosa's oldest enterprise, Mirninski mining and refining facility. Video Courtesy: Alrosa

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