The nine, who worked with a construction in a part of the mine, were trapped on the Saturday morning of the smoke from a fire that had broken out. The fire must first be extinguished before the bodies, which is located at 360 meters depth, may be secured.
the Chances of survival was assessed early on as small, because of the lack of oxygen. Eight others managed to get out of the mine in time.
Solikamsk is located in central Russia, about 150 miles northeast of Moscow. In the mine extracted potash company Uralkali, which is one of the world's largest producers of potash. A criminal investigation if suspected arbetsmiljöbrott has begun.
The Russian mining industry has been hit by several accidents in recent years. 2016 died 36 mining and rescuers in a coal mine in Vorkuta in northern Russia.