Russian mine with 13 trapped miners almost completely submerged, RIA reports


MOSCOW (Reuters) – Water has almost completely flooded the Pioneer gold mine in Russia’s Amur region, where 13 miners are trapped, Russia’s state-run RIA Novosti news agency said on Thursday, citing emergency services.

On March 18, miners were trapped by falling rocks.

The Pioneer mine is one of the largest gold mines in Russia.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Christina Fincher)

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