Mine rescuers and other specialists continue round-the-clock SAR operations at the Mir mine hit by an accident.
As of today, the rescuers removed debris from 275m long sections (in all 360 meters) in mine tunnels. Brattice walls were built and an air drift was cleaned. A cable network was mounted to supply power to water drainage units. Gas and water inflow are being monitored in the shaft mining and steps are being taken to re-establish communications. At the same time, the main was mounted and welded at minus 210 mine floor to supply and install pumps on the shaft bottom.
Teams of 60-80 rescuers are working down the shaft 6-8 hours a shift, 24 hours a day. Safety of mine rescuers, industrial climbers and mine workers is being strictly watched. There is a rout the responders should take in the event of even slightest suspicion of danger.
An emergency operations center was deployed in the Mir mine administration building. A task force headed by Deputy Minister for Emergency Situations Vladlen Aksyonov is working at the scene. An expert council and decision-making support center are also involved. Cooperation was established in the federal executive authorities.
Managing bodies and forces of the Mirny town section of the Sakha (Yakutia) territorial subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System and the Emergency Ministry’s Sakha (Yakutia) Directorate are operating under the state of emergency.
A telephone hotline was set up at the Emergency Ministry’s Sakha (Yakutia) Directorate, psychologists are assisting the families of the missing miners.
More than 300 people and more than 30 units of equipment are involved in the relief operations.