Moscow: A horrific accident occurred in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia's Siberian region, early Saturday. At least twelve people were killed and 14 others are said to be injured due to a dam break here. The Emergency Ministry has issued a statement informing about the incident. Currently, relief and rescue operations are going on at the scene.
According to a statement issued by the ministry, 20 people were injured in this accident, out of which 12 people have died and 8 others are undergoing treatment in the hospital. At the same time, 10 people have not been known yet, whose search is going on. According to the local branch of the ministry, the incident occurred at 2 am on Saturday, when a gold mine dam near Schechtinkino broke.
All emergency relief and rescue teams from the nearby city of Artemovsk have been rushed to the incident site for relief work. 41 people and 12 machine units have been employed in relief and rescue operations. In addition, two airmobile units, five Mi-8 and Mi-26 helicopters along with two people have been dispatched from the relief and rescue center of Siberia.