Two people died and four others are missing after a gold mine collapsed in Mongolia’s central province of Tuv on Thursday afternoon. Officers from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) managed to rescue two miners and pull out the bodies of two others after having dived into 5m of icy water.
According to NEMA, the search for the four missing miners took place in very difficult conditions. The gold mine where the tragedy struck is run by Eco Altan Zaamar.
The General Agency for Specialised Investigation said, the cause of collapse has been identified. However, they have refused to give information to media pending prosecution approval.
The day before the mine collapse, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck Zaamar soum. This took place on Wednesday evening.