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The death toll from a gas explosion in Kazakhstan has risen to five

ALMA-ATA, Nov 3 mine named after Lenin in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan has grown to five – rescuers found the body of another deceased miner, said the official representative of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the republic Ruslan Imankulov.
Earlier, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that on Thursday night at the “, while drilling gas drainage wells, there was a sudden release of gas, which led to the death of four workers, four more were hospitalized. In total, more than 100 workers were evacuated from the mine to the surface.

“At 09.09 (06.09 Moscow time) the body of the fifth worker was found,” a representative of the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

The Minister for emergency situations, Yuri Ilyin, who will head the commission to investigate the incident.
A criminal case was initiated into the incident under the third part of article 277 of the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan “Violation of safety rules during mining or construction work.” Investigative teams of the police department of the Karaganda region are working at the scene of the incident.

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