The miraculous rescue of a Russian miner from an underground blast that killed 52 workers has led to the release of the miner.
Footage showed Alexander Zakovryashin, 51, covered in black soot and lying in the back of an ambulance as he spoke to paramedics, telling them: ‘I’m perfect.’
One of the doctors called the married father-of-one a “hero”, but he said that he was only fighting for his life. This is what everyone would do.
On Thursday night, 45 miners and six rescuers died after a deadly explosion caused by gas in the Siberian mine. This was the deadliest disaster to hit the nation’s central coal-mining region since Soviet days.
There were 63 injuries, 50 being hospitalized and four receiving intensive care.
Local media heard from widows that husbands were forced to work in spite of methane leakage, and all knew that the mine was hazardous.
Two state safety inspectors were arrested by police on Friday. They are accused of giving the go-ahead to the mine in November, without having ever checked it.
Footage shows Alexander Zakovryashin (51), covered in black smoke and talking to paramedics, saying: “I’m perfect.” A medic called Alexander Zakovryashin, 51-year-old father of one, a hero. He replied that he was fighting for his own life. This is what everyone would do.
Alexander Zakovryashin (51), the miracle survivor at a 2016 wedding
Distraught relatives are seen at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in the town of Belovo in the Kuznetsk Coal Basin in Kemerovo Region, southwestern Siberia on Friday morning
A woman sobs near the entrance to the Listvyazhnaya coal mine, near the town of Belovo in the Kemerovo region, on Friday
Today, the graves of miners are seen outside the main entrance.
Sergei Tsivilev, Governor of Kemerovo Region (R), and Alexander Chupriyan, Russia’s Acting Minister for Emergencies, are seen at the Listvyazhnaya Mine, Kuznetsk Coal Basin in Kemerovo Region. This is where an accident occurred.
Family members of the victims are shown at the Listvyazhnaya Coal Mine in Belovo.
On Thursday night, three more people were detained, including the Director of Listvyazhnaya Mine and his deputy.
A video shows award-winning mine director Sergey Makhrakov, 47, being detained.
Police were currently holding his deputy (59), and mine manager (36)
According to local reports, some of those killed were scattered in an appalling explosion at Russia’s Listvyazhnaya pit.
Six bodies had been expelled by today’s standards.
Oleg Kovalev (25-year-old miner) was one of the victims. He had intended to marry Alena Kiatkina (22) next spring.
A local woman said that the grief and despair was unbearable.
Victims: Sergey Fonderantsev, 27, with his girlfriend (left) and Maxim Golovnin, 27, with his wife (right)
Oleg Kovalyov, 25, with his girlfriend Alena, he died in the blast
Vyacheslav Yevseev (39), with his family. His wife and children were also killed by the blast.
Boris Piyalkin (55), who was killed in the blast along with an unknown woman
Victims: Evgeniy Samchinsky, 42, (left) and Sergey Rolin, 47
Inna Piyalkina (chemistry teacher) was the wife of Boris Piyalkina. He died in the blast. She also said that there had been gas leaks in the mine before the explosion.
Widows and survivors claim that they expected to work, despite the methane alarms.
She replied, “My husband is gone.”
“Everyone knew (problems at the mine with safety).
Methane’s popularity has been long-standing.
‘My husband had a sensor, he was wearing it on his chest…
“It was beeping. My husband rinsed it with water and continued working.
Russian media reported that she said to the Russian media, “Every day my husband arrived home and stated methane levels were reaching 6 percent.”
Andrey Chuvashov was 40 years old when he died from the explosion.
Evgeniy Zahalnin (32), was one of the deceased
Valery Dynin (36), who was killed in the blast
Anatoly Parfenov (42), was one of the deceased
She called on the bosses at major mining companies to be ‘punished.
A quick inspection of the mine was done just before the blast. It was then revealed.
The inspectors have now been taken into custody.
Unnamed miners claimed that the explosion’s epicentre was the epicenter of a ‘huge’ explosion.
He said that some had their limbs severed.
According to him, they had been ‘wiped from the earth’.
Reports stated that miners warned of higher methane levels at the mine and were ordered to continue work, or risk losing their pay.