Two die, four hospitalized as a result of mine accident in Yakutia

Updated reports say that two people died in a Sunday accident in a mine constructed for the development of Vostochnoye orebody of Udachninsky GOK of ALROSA, the Russian diamond mining giant, the press service of the Yakutian department of the Emergency Situations' Ministry reports.

"A total of six people suffered from the accident, two of them died," the press service said.

Earlier reports spoke of four people being injured.

The accident occurred at the depth of 365 meters. There were 17 people in the accident zone, 12 of whom returned to the surface and five remained underground.

Out of the 12 four were taken to Udachninskoye town hospital with injuries. Doctors said three were in condition of medium gravity and one in critical condition.

The five people remaining underground were retrieved by the Yakutian division of a paramilitary mining rescue team, two of them inanimate. The three others were in satisfactory condition and did not require medical assistance.

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