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Russian diamond mine floods in Siberia; 17 people missing

Russian diamond mine floods in Siberia; 17 people missing

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say 17 people are missing inside a flooded diamond mine in Siberia.

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry says rescue workers have established contact with 134 of the 151 miners who were down in the pit when it got flooded on Friday. The ministry says 133 people have been evacuated to safety so far.

The Siberian mine is one of the largest diamond deposits of the state-controlled Alrosa company.


Updated : 2021-06-18 11:31 GMT+08:00