We did everything we could - Roman Sklyar on search for JSC Maikainzoloto's buried bus

We did everything we could - Roman Sklyar on search for JSC Maikainzoloto's buried bus
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On the sidelines of today’s extended meeting of the Cabinet, First Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar explained why the Ministry of Emergencies did not attract foreign rescuers to the search for the bus with rescue workers which fell into an inactive gold mine in Pavlodar region and still remains buried under ground, Kazinform News Agency reports.

According to Sklyar, there was no need in attraction of foreign rescuers, since it is an unprecedented case.

The Ministry of Emergencies made every effort to save their colleagues. The organization whose workers died did everything it could, said he.

The issue of halting the search works at the bottom of the mine is being considered now since there is a huge risk for the rescuers. On February 3, a three-meter underground hole formed during the excavation works. The rescuers and the excavator were immediately lifted to the surface.

The operation has been resumed today, but the rescuers are not involved in them.

On the night of January 4, a bus carrying three rescuers fell under ground as rockfall occurred in the territory of JSC Maikainzoloto. The bodies of two people were found immediately. Search for other two people is ongoing.

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