Kazakhstan mourns 45 killed in ArcelorMittal mine disaster

Karaganda (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – Residents of Kazakhstan’s mining town of Karaganda pay tribute to a miner who died following an accident on 28 October at an ArcelorMittal mine where 45 were killed. It is the worst mining disaster in the Central Asian country’s post-Soviet history. The tragedy, which struck at the Kostenko coal mine comes after a series of deadly incidents at ArcelorMittal mines which have prompted the nationalisation of the company’s local affiliate. A 2006 accident killed 41 miners.


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