A rescue mission is underway to save dozens of missing trapped coal miners after a fire broke out at a mine in Russia.
Emergency services rushed to the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in the Kemerovo region of Russia’s Siberia on Thursday November 25.
At least one miner was reported to have died in the incident while fears have been growing for the missing coal miners amid the mine evacuation.
A number of the coal miners were suffering from smoke poisoning when they were brought to the surface, authorities said.
Russian media Interfax news agency quoted a mine official saying 75 miners’ whereabouts were unaccounted for.
More than 200 people have been saved, emergency services said.
Regional Governor Sergei Tsivilev said one person had died and another 43 were injured, according to reports.