According to preliminary data, 52 people became victims of the accident at the Listvyazhnaya mine in Kuzbass. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to emergency services.
Among the dead were six rescuers. A TASS source notes that there are no survivors among those who were underground until recently.
The fire at the Listvyazhnaya mine occurred on the morning of November 25. According to preliminary data, a methane explosion was the cause of the incident. At that moment, there were 285 people in the mine.
Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the article on violation of industrial safety requirements for hazardous production facilities. As part of the case, the director of the mine, his deputy and the head of the section were detained.