Four more people are dead, six injured in Tkibuli.

As the result of explosion in the `Mindeli` mine, 4 people died  and 6 people were injured. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in the tunnel of the mine, possibly as a result of methane explosion, the deformation of the walls caused the destruction of the ceiling.

“On July 16 this year, at dawn, 112 received a message that in the city of Tkibuli, in Mindeli mine, some people were injured. Having received the message, employees of different departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, rescue (emergency) service and ambulance crews appeared at the accident site.

According to the first information of the investigation, in one of the tunnels of the mine, possibly, as a result of the explosion of methane, the deformation of the walls caused the destruction of the ceiling.

Heavy damage received by underground master miners: M.L. born in 1961; M.G. born in 1963; L.F. born in 1988; I.K. born in 1961, who as a result of injuries died on the spot.

With different physical injuries were transported to the hospital:  M.S. born in 1981, D.B. born in 1965; G.M. born in 1981; M.A. born in 1981; N.B. born in 1995; G.A. born in 1988.

Regarding the incident, an investigation is launched under the second part of the 240th article of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which implies a violation of safety rules during mining, construction and other works,“- the statement of the Ministry reads.

According to the Trade Unions confederation of Georgia, in 2018, 29 workers died and 24 workers were seriously injured at workplaces as a result of industrial traumas. Among them 11 people died and 10 people were seriously injured in mines, 3 people were killed and 2 people were seriously injured in quarries.