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Three trapped miners brought to the surface in Kemerovo region coal pit

By The Siberian Times reporter
22 December 2017

Men reunited with their families after successful operation to free them after fears of gas leaks and more rock falls.

‘Three miners were lifted to the surface. They are to meet their relatives soon.’ Picture: Social media

The coal workers were dug out of a trapped underground passage at a depth of 300 metres in Yesaulskaya mine after 34 hours trapped following rock falls. 

A source said: ‘Three miners were lifted to the surface. They are to meet their relatives soon.’

Earlier food and blankets had been passed to the men through a hole. The men were in contact with rescuers throughout the bid to free them.

Miners rescued


Miners rescued


Miners rescued

The coal workers were dug out of a trapped underground passage at a depth of 300 metres in Yesaulskaya mine after 34 hours trapped following rock falls. Picture: EMERCOM

There had been fears of methane leaks. Rescuers helped the men escape via a 13 metre long tunnel.

Their condition was ‘stable’ after their ordeal. 

Earlier 99 miners had escaped from the coal mine after the rockfall emergency. 

Coal production was resuming today at the mine.

Comments (3)

Good news! Thank God for the rescue of the brave miners and their helpers.
William McLean, copenhagen, denmark
27/12/2017 22:57
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Thank you God...My prayers have been answered...
Ozzie Finley Sr, West Virginia, United States of America
23/12/2017 14:30
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hat off to the men who helped! the 3 men i would assume will celebrate this year a very special Christmas and new Year!
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
23/12/2017 06:50
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