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13 miners trapped underground after landslide in Russia’s Far East

An ambulance. (Monkey Business Images/Dreamstime/TNS)

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.

Vasily Orlov, the governor of Russia’s Far Eastern region of Amur, said on March 19 that rescue teams were trying to establish contact with 13 miners trapped underground after an overnight landslide at a mine belonging to a major goldmining company.

The emergency situation was announced in the region, where rescue workers are gathering from the regions of Sakha-Yakutia, Khabarovsk, and Primorye.

A probe has been launched into possible violations of safety regulations.