Locked on mine «Esaul» miners gave food and blankets

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in fotomonster. Archival photoLocked on mine «Esaul» miners gave food and blankets© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codiscovered the image Bank

The rescue operation at the mine «Esaul» in Novokuznetsk district of Kemerovo region, where on Wednesday there was a collapse of breeds, continues trapped behind the dam three miners through a specially drilled well passed the supply of food, water, blankets and lamps, reported RIA Novosti head EMERCOM in the region.

Caving occurred yesterday at 19.10 (15.10 GMT) on dead-end ventilation drift, 100 metres from the mining operations. At this time underground there were 100 miners, 97 of them came to the surface. Three more remain in the rubble, communications with them installed, no injuries.

«Rescuers came from the side of the dam, and on the other side through a pillar of coal, has drilled several wells, to make search-and-rescue production, through which I expect to bring trapped behind the dam people. Through one of the wells gave them food, drinking water, warm blankets and extra light sources», — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to rescuers, aerogas situation in mine is normal, excess of maximum permissible concentration of methane is not. With the miners established relationship, their life and health threatens nothing, enough oxygen, said GUMCHS. The search and rescue is coordinated by the regional headquarters headed by the Governor of Kuzbass Aman Tuleyev.

Earlier Tuleyev on the radio spoke with one of the behind the blockage miners Alexei ilinykh and told him about several versions of the rescue operation. Ilyin reported to the Governor from all three of the miners that they have until everything is normal, oxygen is enough. «The kids goodbye. Everything under control keep. Good luck to us all,» said Tuleyev in the end of the negotiations.

Kemerovo Interdistrict Prosecutor’s office on supervision of execution of laws in coal-mining industry began checking.

Mine «Esaulskaya» owned by Yuzhkuzbassugol, an affiliate of Evraz. The mine was founded in 1984, develops Badaevskoe coal field.