Updated information about the rescue operation at 06.30 am MSK

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Over the last 24 hours, ALROSA’s workers and rescuers cleared another 106 meters of mine workings on level – 210 meters.

As of 11.30 am local time on August 18, the water in the underground mine was at – 292.35 meters relative to sea level. The risk of immediate discharge of the water accumulated in the open pit into the underground mine poses a threat to underground miners and rescuers. Specialists are working on this problem.

Three shifts will be clearing rubble in the underground mine today. A total of 320 people are involved in the operation, 150 of them are ALROSA employees and 170 are EMERCOM specialists.

This page was last updated on 18 August 2017 at 06.44