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Incident at Kumtor. Search for missing workers yields no results

A headquarters has been created in connection with the situation at Kumtor mine, which includes representatives of relevant government agencies of Kyrgyzstan. The Ministry of Emergencies reports.

According to the ministry, 92 rescuers continue to search for two missing employees of the company.

According to preliminary information, a dramatic failure occurred at Kumtor mine at the Lysii waste rock dump at approximately 5:43 a.m. on December 1, 2019. Kumtor initiated an emergency evacuation of all mine personnel from the area and an immediate cessation of mining operations.

Two Kumtor employees went missing: a bulldozer driver and a foreman who were on the night shift.