26 missing Russian miners did not survive, rescue operation halted: Company
AFP, , Sunday 28 Feb 2016

Twenty-six miners listed as missing after a pit collapsed in northern Russia three days ago did not survive and a rescue mission has been halted, the owner said on Sunday.

"According to the expert technical council, 26 people who were in the mine had no chances of surviving," Tatyana Bushkova, a spokeswoman for Vorkutaugol, which operates the Severnaya mine, told AFP in an emailed statement. "The rescue operation has been halted."