A methane gas explosion at the Kostenko mine in Kazakhstan’s Karaganda region, owned by ArcelorMittal Temirtau, has resulted in 21 fatalities and left 23 miners missing.

Iran PressAsia: In response, Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has suspended investment cooperation with ArcelorMittal Temirtau and initiated a government investigation. Meanwhile, the Kazakhstani Prosecutor General’s Office is conducting a pre-trial investigation into potential violations of safety regulations.

In August, Kazakhstani Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov highlighted ongoing safety concerns at ArcelorMittal Temirtau, noting over 100 fatalities at the company’s facilities in the past 15 years.

"ArcelorMittal Temirtau" company reports that there were 252 people in the mine at the time of the accident, of which 205 have been brought to the surface. Rescuers are working at the scene.


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