October 14, 2008

Rescue Operations Ends at Kazakh Mine

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS

Almaty, 14 October: Rescue operations have been completed in mine No 65 of the Kazakhmys Corporation's Zhezkazgantsvetmet company in [central Kazakh] Karaganda Region. In all, six miners died in the mine.

"Bodies of all deceased were found and taken to the surface, the bodies are being identified," the press service of the Kazakh Emergency Situations Ministry told ITAR-TASS.

[Passage omitted: six miners fell into a mine shaft in an accident in Karaganda Region on 12 October]

Originally published by ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow, in Russian 0244 14 Oct 08.

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