Identification of Deceased Miners Underway at Darasun
As of 1430hr Moscow time, the bodies of 11 miners have been brought to the surface at Darasun mine and all have been identified. The eleven identified miners are:
|Name||Date of Birth||Profession|
|Vladimir Kuzmich Aleksencev||20 Aug 1959||Shaft Timberman|
|Nina Mihailovna Arsenteva||14 Oct 1954||Explosives Storekeeper|
|Sergey Vladimirovich Dimov||1 Dec 1971||Shafts Manager|
|Mihail Viktorovich Lopanov||20 Jan 1965||Welder|
|Nadezhda Antonovna Plotnikova||7 Aug 1961||Magazine Manager|
|Viktor Ivanovich Putnicev||7 Jan 1962||Shaft Timberman|
|Nikolay Ivanovich Rychkov||27 Jan 1949||Chief Safety Engineer|
|Bronnikov S. M.||20 Aug 1955||Miner|
|Galina Ivanovna Dobrovolskaya||20 Jul 1950||Pump Operator|
|Natalia Vladimirovna Runova||07 Feb 1977||Pump Operator|
|Oleg Viktorovich Burdinsky||20 Aug 1955||
Twenty-two miners are still unaccounted for and the rescue operations continue unabated.
Highland Gold Mining Ltd Deputy Chairman Ivan Koulakov, said: “The most important issue at this point is to continue with the rescue operations, which have been going on continuously for two days. We are hopeful that we will find survivors. Our specialists are working unabated together with the teams from the Ministry for Emergency Situations and representatives from the Chita Administration. We are grateful to all the Emergency Services personnel for their assistance and support”.
Highland Gold Mining Ltd Managing Director Henry Horne said: “The Board of Directors, the Management and all our employees are in shock about the tragedy that happened at our Darasun Central Shaft. We will do our utmost to provide all the necessary help and support to the families of the deceased. Our prayers and thoughts are with the families and relatives of our deceased colleagues. We also have not given up on the unaccounted miners and are hopeful that we will find survivors.”
The Board of Directors and the Management of Highland Gold Mining Ltd has initiated the following bank accounts for donations to the family of the deceased.
The bank accounts are as follows: Payments in USD and Euro: Current account : 40702840000011389140 in ZAO IMB SWIFT: IMBKRUMM IMB Nostro accounts USD account no. 8900372575 in Bank of New York, New York; Euro account no. 69102336 in Hypovereinsbank AG, Munich ENDS
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