They are left for dead: Russia abandons the rescue of the 13 miners trapped in a gold mine

The administration of the Pioner gold mine announced today the end of the rescue work and declared dead the 13 miners who were trapped by a collapse on March 18 in that gold mining operation located in the Amur region, in the Far East of Russia.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
01 April 2024 Monday 04:25
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They are left for dead: Russia abandons the rescue of the 13 miners trapped in a gold mine

The administration of the Pioner gold mine announced today the end of the rescue work and declared dead the 13 miners who were trapped by a collapse on March 18 in that gold mining operation located in the Amur region, in the Far East of Russia.

"On April 1, the decision was made to end the rescue operation at the Pioner mine. The results of drilling showed that the places where the miners could be located are filled with rock mass and water," the mining company Pokrovski reported. Rudnik in a press release.

The continuation of rescue work, adds the note released by Russian agencies, threatens new collapses and puts rescuers at risk of death.

The mine administration, which declared the 13 miners dead, announced a compensation of one year's salary of the deceased worker to each of his direct relatives and the monthly payment of an average salary to each of his children until the age of 18. years.

Pioner gold mining is one of the largest gold mining companies in Russia.