Acting Head of EMERCOM of Russia Alexander Chupriyan denied information that a surviving miner had been found in the Listvyazhnaya mine.
“Found alive our rescuer – Alexander Zakovryashin… I can regard it as a miracle. But our people are doing a miracle, “Chupriyan commented.
On the eve of November 25, smoke was registered in a mine located in Belovo, Kemerovo Region. At this time, there were 285 workers underground. Many of them were able to quickly get out, the rest were followed by employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. However, they were soon forced to suspend the operation due to the threat of an explosion.
The state of emergency claimed the lives of 46 miners and six rescuers. Another 49 people remain in medical institutions. Governor of Kuzbass Sergey Tsivilev declared three days of mourning.