Three rescuers found dead after a coal mine accident in Russia’s Siberia region killed 11 people.
At least 11 miners and three rescuers have died and dozens of others are missing following an accident that saw a Siberian coal mine filled with smoke, regional authorities said.
The 11 miners were killed when coal dust caught fire, and smoke quickly filled the Listvyazhnaya mine through the ventilation system, Russia’s Tass news agency reported, citing an unnamed emergency official.
The acting head of the emergencies ministry said three rescuers had been killed, according to Tass.
The mine, near the town of Belovo in the Kemerovo region, filled with smoke in the early hours of Thursday with 285 people inside.
While many were evacuated, at least 35 people remained