ALROSA underground mine Mir was flooded with water from the open-pit mine at 4.30 pm local time.
151 miners are underground. The emergency response plan has been launched and the emergency response center has been created. Rescue operations are underway. All the emergency services immediately arrived at the mine where the accident occurred, rescue brigades are working.
ALROSA President Sergey Ivanov flew to Mirny.
The Company will provide all the updated information.