21/08 16:07
 

Search of miners is still underway in Batken oblast

Bishkek, August 21 / Kabar /. Searching of miners, who were blocked underground during mining works as a result of mudflow, is still going on in Batken oblast, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic reports.

On August 14 in Sary-Tash village because of mudflow three miners were blocked underground. The water filled the coal mine, where five local residents were working. Two of them could rescue and three of them were locked.

On August 15, rescue workers found the body of one of the miners. Search operations of two other miners continue.

At present more than 30 rescuers, two dog handlers and 55 local residents are involved in searching, the report says.
 

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