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Death toll rises to 45 in ArcelorMittal Kazakh coal mine fire

by Dubaiforum

ALMATY, 30th October, 2023 (WAM) — The death toll from a fire at a coal mine in Kazakhstan owned by ArcelorMittal (MT.LU) rose to 45 on Sunday, with emergency teams engaged in an operation to find one remaining miner believed to have been underground, Reported reported, citing the emergency service officials.

On Saturday, operator ArcelorMittal Temirtau, the local unit of Luxembourg-based steelmaker ArcelorMittal, said 206 of 252 people at the Kostenko mine had been evacuated after what appeared to be a methane blast.

Gennady Silinsky, a senior emergency services official, on Sunday confirmed the death toll and continuing operation in Karaganda, a major coal mining centre, to Kazakhstan’s Khabar-24 television.

Rola AlGhoul/ Esraa Esmail


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