NOVOKUZNETSK, March 29 (RIA Novosti) – The body of a miner, who went missing during a flood at a coal mine in southwestern Siberia’s Kemerovo Region, was found on early on Friday, a regional administration spokesman said.
A total of 143 people were working underground when water rushed into the mine late on Tuesday, apparently because of construction work, according to the local administration. Four people went missing, others escaped safely. One body was recovered on Thursday morning.
“Another miner was found. The body is currently being lifted to surface,” the Kemerovo Region administration spokesman said.
The work at the mine has been suspended, while rescuers continue to pump water from the flooded sections.