At 8.00 pm (local time), water volume in the open pit mine was 27,300 cubic meters. At 8.34 pm, water level in the mine shaft was at mark –227.22.
Works related to the controlled discharge of water from the open pit mine by focused cumulative explosions were carried out during the day. Twenty-three charges were dropped to the water surface at the open pit bottom on August 24. The risk of immediate discharge of water into the underground mine remains.
Three pumps are ready-to-run on level –210 to keep water in the mine shaft at a certain level. Pumps will be started when the water in the mine shaft reaches –222 meters.
While there is still a danger of uncontrolled immediate inrush of water into the mine shaft, rescue works underground are forbidden.