The search for 13 people trapped in the gold mine has been called off

By: 600011 On: Apr 5, 2024, 1:11 PM


Moscow: The search to find 13 people trapped in a collapsed gold mine has finally ended. The 16-day long search ended. On March 18, a gold mine collapsed in the Seask region of the Amur region of Russia. 13 workers were trapped in the 400 feet deep mine during the accident. The accident area is 3000 km away from Moscow. More than 200 rescue workers tried to drain the water filled into the mine with big pumps.

But the team ended the rescue operation when it did not succeed as intended. The search ended after the workers trapped in the mine were declared dead. During the attempt to drain the water, the water flooded to more parts of the mine and the rescue workers were also in danger. With this, the company decided to end the search. The accident occurred in a mine owned by the largest gold mining company in Russia.

The company has stated that it will provide huge financial assistance to the relatives of the workers. The cause of the accident is not yet clear. The preliminary assessment is that failure to comply with safety norms was the cause of the accident. The accident in Russia comes not long after an illegal gold mine collapsed in the forest of southern Vesuvela, killing 16 people.