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At least 3 dead in mining accident in northern Russia

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 23, 2019
At least three people were killed and several more injured on Tuesday in an accident at a mine in Russia's Far North, the mine's owner Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) said in a statement.

KEY POINTS
  • At least three people were killed and several more injured
  • Norilsk Nickel said that the circumstances of the accident are being examined
  • The accident happened in the Taimyrsky nickel and copper mine located on the Taimyr Peninsula

Norilsk Nickel
Russia   Taimyrsky nickel and copper mine
The Russian company said that the circumstances of the accident in the Taimyrsky nickel and copper mine located on the Taimyr Peninsula are being examined, without providing more details.

Topics: Mining accident Russia

"The circumstances of what happened are being clarified. Emergency and rescue services are working on the site," it said.

Nornickel is conducting an internal investigation into the accident and will provide new information as it becomes available, said the statement.

Norilsk Nickel is the world's biggest palladium producer and second-largest nickel producer.


 

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