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6 miners killed in accident at ArcelorMittal coal mine in Kazakhstan

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On behalf of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, a commission headed by Minister of Emergency Situations Yuri Ilyin left for the scene.

6 miners killed in accident at ArcelorMittal coal mine in Kazakhstan

On November 7, at 08.30, coal and gas were emitted at the Abayskaya mine in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan.

According to the press service of the coal department of ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC, at the time of the incident there were 64 people in the mine, 56 were evacuated to the surface. According to preliminary information, 6 people died, 2 are in serious condition.

The circumstances of the incident are being investigated. A state commission has been created. In the elimination of emergencies, the forces and means of the KF LLP "Republican Central Headquarters of PVASS" (15 employees), DChS (three employees and two units of equipment), FGU "CMK" (three employees and one unit of equipment) are involved.

The company expressed its condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

Mine "Abayskaya" is a coal mining enterprise of the coal department of the company JSC "ArcelorMittal Temirtau". It was created in July 1998 by combining the mines named after M. I. Kalinin and "Abayskaya".

The largest accident at "Abayskaya" occurred on January 11, 2008. As a result of that accident, 30 people were killed and 14 were injured.

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