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At least 32 killed after fire breaks out at coal mine in Kazakhstan, relatives of miners gather near site

Published on Oct 29, 2023 11:56 AM IST
  • Kazakhstan: At least 32 killed after fire breaks out at coal mine
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Relatives of miners gather at the Kostenko coal mine operated by ArcelorMittal Temirtau during a power outrage, as a rescue operation continues following a mine fire, in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 29, 2023 11:56 AM IST

Relatives of miners gather at the Kostenko coal mine operated by ArcelorMittal Temirtau during a power outrage, as a rescue operation continues following a mine fire, in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. (AFP)

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Relatives of miners sit at the Kostyenko ArcelorMittal coal mine building as a rescue operation continues following a mine fire in Karaganda, north-western Kazakhstan, on October. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Relatives of miners sit at the Kostyenko ArcelorMittal coal mine building as a rescue operation continues following a mine fire in Karaganda, north-western Kazakhstan, on October. (AFP)

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Medical staff provide assistance to a woman at the administration building of the Kostyenko coal mine in Karaganda.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Medical staff provide assistance to a woman at the administration building of the Kostyenko coal mine in Karaganda.(AFP)

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President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered his government to take control of the Kazakh branch of the company. "This is a tragedy," Tokayev said as he met with families of the victims. He called for a day of national mourning on Sunday. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered his government to take control of the Kazakh branch of the company. "This is a tragedy," Tokayev said as he met with families of the victims. He called for a day of national mourning on Sunday. (AFP)

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The emergency situations ministry stated the bodies of 32 people had been found and added "the search for 14 miners is continuing." (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The emergency situations ministry stated the bodies of 32 people had been found and added "the search for 14 miners is continuing." (AFP)

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The ministry added there was "very little chance of finding alive" those still missing. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The ministry added there was "very little chance of finding alive" those still missing. (REUTERS)

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More than 250 people were working onsite at the time of the explosion. 208 people were evacuated and 18 of them sought medical help.  (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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More than 250 people were working onsite at the time of the explosion. 208 people were evacuated and 18 of them sought medical help.  (REUTERS)

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The Prime Minister's office said, "A comprehensive investigation will be conducted into the causes of an accident due to a fire at the mine. At the same time, measures will be taken to assess the damage caused and provide priority assistance to the injured and families of the victims." (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Prime Minister's office said, "A comprehensive investigation will be conducted into the causes of an accident due to a fire at the mine. At the same time, measures will be taken to assess the damage caused and provide priority assistance to the injured and families of the victims." (AFP)

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ArcelorMittal, is led by Indian businessman Lakshmi Mittal. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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ArcelorMittal, is led by Indian businessman Lakshmi Mittal. (REUTERS)

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