3 killed by gas emission in Kazakhstan coal mine

The Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that three people were killed by methane gas in a coal mine in central Karraganda province Thursday morning.

“There was a sudden emission of methane at a mine in the city of Shakhtinsk this morning, according to preliminary information, there were 136 people in the mine at the moment of the accident, 4 of them in the mine,” said Roslan Imanakulov, spokesman for the Kazakh Interior Ministry’s emergency committee. Where the miners found three bodies. ”

Imanakulov added that a specialized search and rescue team is still operating inside the damaged mine