One miner died in Donetsk

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The total number of miners who were under the ground is 230 people; the fate of 32 of them is still unknown.

The press service of the Donetsk Regional State Administration informed of one dead miner at the Zasyadko Mine.

“11.00 a.m. We report that one person died at the Zasyadko Mine (Donetsk). The commission is working right now. We’ll give more information in an hour – an hour and a half,” the press service stated on Wednesday.

According to the website of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, at 10.30 a.m. when a methane explosion in Donetsk occurred there were 230 miners at the Zasyadko mine, at the moment the fate of 32 of them is unknown. One person died.

Furthermore, five injured were carried to the burn centre; two more persons were carried to the traumatic surgery, nine persons – to the clinic of occupational diseases.

The Deputy Head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Alexander Klimenko stated that mine-rescue men, who worked on the territory controlled by Ukraine, were waiting for the signal for help from Donetsk: “Mine-rescue men, who work on the territory controlled by Ukraine, are ready to go to Donetsk to render assistance at any moment.”

The Zasyadko Mine is located on the territory uncontrolled by Kyiv. And a representative of the DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations Yuliana Bedilo stated that according to her data, 14 injured were carried to the burn centre of Donetsk and to the Donetsk traumatology.

Earlier the Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Groisman said at the Parliament meeting that 32 miners became the accident victims. However, then he specified that one person had died.

The Zasyadko Mine is one of the largest producers of coking coal in Ukraine. The mine is equipped with a powerful cogeneration plant. Its founders are the state represented by the State Property Fund of Ukraine (it owns 16.04% of shares) and the organization of the mine tenants. The mine has the sad statistics on Emergency Situations. Since 1999 more than 250 miners have died there.

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