Soil settlement hampers search for bus with rescuers in collapsed gold mine in Pavlodar region

Soil settlement hampers search for bus with rescuers in collapsed gold mine in Pavlodar region
Photo credit: Pavlodar region's emergency department

Search for the bus with rescuers which plunged into the collapsed gold mine of JSC Maikainzoloto in Pavlodar region is still underway. The operational headquarters held another meeting on Monday for discussing further course of the work and possible risks, Kazinform News Agency reports.

The process cannot be forced as it is dangerous for the people involved in the search operation. Rock and soil keep falling. Safety benches are needed to continue the work, one of the experts says.

Earlier, it was reported that probable location of the plunged bus was detected via geoscanning at a depth of 5 meters. 37,000 tons of soil and rock were disposed. After additional geoscanning, the course of the rescue and search operation will be adjusted, Assain Baikhanov, governor of the region, says.

On the night of January 4, a bus carrying rescuers fell under ground as rockfall occurred in the territory of JSC Maikainzoloto. Two rescuers were found dead, two more are still missing. 

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