Coal mines evacuated after transformer fire
A transformer fire near a coal mine in Russia has led to the evacuation of hundreds of miners.
As many as 343 coalminers were evacuated from two mines in Russia’s Komi Republic after a fire broke out in a transformer house near one of them.
“A fire broke out in a transformer house at the electricity substation near the Vorkutinskaya mine. As many as 343 miners have been lifted to the surface from two mines,” a source said.
It was suggested that evacuation was necessary because of the ventilating system’s shutdown.