At least 15 dead after gold mine dam collapse

At least 15 people have been killed after a dam at a Siberian gold mine collapsed and water flooded two dormitories where workers were sleeping.
Another 13 people are unaccounted for, according to Russia’s emergencies ministry, prompting a major search operation to find them.

The collapse during heavy rain happened early on Saturday near the village of Shchetinkino, in the Krasnoyarsk region, about 2,100 miles east of Moscow.
A criminal investigation has been opened by Russia’s investigative committee to look into possible charges of violation of workplace safety regulations.

Image: The collapse of the dam happened during torrential rain
The Russian news agency Interfax reported that water damaged temporary shelters where miners were sleeping.
The agency also quoted sources saying the dam was not registered with the Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service, making it illegal.

Source : Sky News