At the Severnaya mine in Vorkuta in the night of Sunday, 28 February, there was a new explosion. According to preliminary data, the explosion killed five of the rescuers. This was reported TASS the press service of EMERCOM of Russia.
«According to preliminary information, the explosion killed five rescuers and one suffered», — said the representative office, adding that the information is specified.
He also said that «at present there is a threat of an explosion at the mine, and its probability is high.»
«In the mine suspended all work until the circumstances of the incident of explosion», — said the representative of the Ministry of emergency situations. He said that currently, the meeting of the technical Council, which will decide about the possibility of further mountain rescue work.
The first explosion at the mine was on the 25th of February. At the time of the caving underground there were 110 people. 80 of them brought to the surface, were found the bodies of four miners. 26 people remain missing.