A headquarters has been created in connection with the situation at Kumtor mine, which includes representatives of relevant government agencies of Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Emergencies reports.
According to the ministry, 92 rescuers continue to search for two missing employees of the company.
According to preliminary information, a dramatic failure occurred at Kumtor mine at the Lysii waste rock dump at approximately 5:43 a.m. on December 1, 2019. Kumtor initiated an emergency evacuation of all mine personnel from the area and an immediate cessation of mining operations.
Two Kumtor employees went missing: a bulldozer driver and a foreman who were on the night shift.
To save missing employees of Kumtor Gold mining company, 94 rescuers, search dogs and other specialists are involved in the search, the Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan Kalys Akmatov has reported.
According to him, search work continues, including at a possible location of Kumtor employees.
“Employees of the State Ecological and Technical Safety Inspectorate carried out reconnaissance of the area and installed devices in the most dangerous places of possible movement of mountain dumps. Representatives of the State Agency for Environmental Protection take samples and provide information three times a day. It is not possible to reach the place of possible location due to the large masses of mountain dumps. We plan to get there until the evening,” said Kalys Akmatov. (24.kg/Ukrainian metal)