Workers burned alive 1,190ft underground after explosion and huge fire in mine

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Accidents
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Nine workers trapped underground after a fire at a mine in Russia were burned alive, according to reports.

All nine men, aged between 26 and 57, died following a blaze 1190ft below the surface in Solikamsk.

The men were working as a maintenance crew and had oxygen kits but their bodies have been found by emergency service personnel.

Eight were rescued from the underground blaze in the mine which produces potassium-rich salt potash.

Burning high-voltage wires as well as thick smoke prevented rescuers from drilling into the shaft to reach the nine workers.

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