At 1.00 pm local time, water volume in the open pit was 20,650 cubic meters. At 1.13 pm, water level in the mine shaft was at mark –242.
Works related to the controlled discharge of water from the open pit mine by focused cumulative explosions have been underway since 9.00 am (local time). Twelve charges were dropped to the water surface at the open pit bottom from 9.23 am to 2.45 pm. Works are still underway.
While there remains a danger of uncontrolled inrush of water into the mine shaft, rescue works underground are forbidden.