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Search for missing Kumtor mine workers continues

Missing workers of Kumtor mine have not yet been found.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan, a canine team is involved in the search. Relatives of the missing left for the scene.

At the instruction of the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the State Inspectorate for Environmental and Technical Safety left for Kumtor mine in Issyk-Kul region to clarify the circumstances at the scene. The head of the Government instructed to take all necessary measures to search for the missing citizens at Kumtor mine.

It is known that two Kumtor employees: a bulldozer driver and a foreman, who were on the night shift, went missing in the morning of December 1.

According to preliminary data, employees could suffer as a result of a landslide at Kumtor. Search is currently underway. Causes of the incident will be known later.

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