Coal mines evacuated after transformer fire

May 25, 2021
Posted by Patrick Haddad

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.

Source: TASS

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Jharia Coal Mine / Tripod Stories AB / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0


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