Mine accident in LPR takes the lives of 17 miners

Seventeen people were killed in an accident that took place at the Schidkarbon mine in Yurivka, located in the so-called “LPR”, TASS reported, citing the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation.

A Russian rescue party, including a detachment from the Emergency Situation Ministry, was sent to the scene of the accident to assist and conduct rescue operations, the ministry’s press service reported.

According to previously reported information, the rescuers lifted 13 people to the surface. The state of the other 4 remains unknown. According to the Luhansk Information Center, the head of the self-proclaimed republic, Leonid Pasechnik, took control of the situation. He stated that a methane explosion caused the accident.

Later, Pasechnik said that the bodies of all 17 miners had been dug out from the rubble. On April 29, Luhansk will be in mourning and the families of the victims were promised compensation.

On April 25, an explosion took place at the Schidkarbon mine in Yuryevka in the territories of the Luhansk region controlled by pro-Russian militants.

  Ukraine, Luhansk, Russia, LPR