Russian miner rescued from diamond mine
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Russian miner rescued from flooded diamond mine

Emergency workers in Russia have rescued one of the missing miners trapped when a diamond mine in north-eastern Siberia flooded on Friday.

The 36-year-old man was taken to hospital but his condition is said not to be life-threatening.

Eight other miners are still missing. Some 151 people were working at the time of the accident.

The shaft is located near the disused opencast Mir mine, a huge crater in the Sakha region that is one of the biggest man-made holes on Earth.

Eight missing in flooded diamond mine

  • 05 Aug 2017