Center of the explosion on the Murmansk became mine charging machine

Experts received information confirming that the epicenter of the explosion on the, which killed 12 people mine in the Murmansk region, began charging machine, but the cause of the explosion is not yet clear, told RIA Novosti on Saturday, the general director of the company "FosAgro AG" (the managing company "Apatit") Maxim Volkov.Eksperty received information confirming that the epicenter of the explosion at the mine in the Murmansk region, which killed 12 people, began charging machine, but the cause of the explosion is not yet clear, told RIA Novosti on Saturday, the company's CEO" FosAgro AG "(the managing company"Apatit") Maxim Volkov.

"All information confirms that the epicenter of the explosion was charging machine", - said Volkov, on the basis of descent into the mine.

find out why in a car explosion is yet to be, he added.According to Volkov, the company will continue to assist the investigating committee and the government commission to ascertain the cause of the explosion.

"In addition, the company" Apatite "will provide support to the victims and all the necessary assistance in the organization of the funeral of the victims," ​​- he added.

funeral of the dead miners will be held early next week.According to recent data, the number of victims of the explosion reached 12 people, six more were injured.The accident occurred on Thursday during blasting at the 614th meter of the seventh mountain area Rasvumchorrsky mine JSC "Apatite" (Kirovsk Murmansk region).

Rasvumchorrsky mine "Apatit", located in the Murmansk region, is one of the world's largest producers of phosphate raw materials for the production of mineral fertilizers.

According to the company, the explosion of mass production was scheduled for December 15.At 20 o'clock on December 11 wells were loaded 19.2 tons of explosives, and to place bookmarks has been delivered 30 tons of explosives.In mine, in a shift from the 16 hours were 98 people.Directly on the loading of 18 people were employed in this sector.

To date, a significant part of the explosives burned, the fire is extinguished.conducted search and rescue operations, experts are working on the site of the explosion.

Upon emergency a criminal case under part 3 of Article 216 of the Criminal Code (violation of safety rules during mining operations).Sanction this Article provides for punishment of imprisonment for a term up to seven years.