One Person Dies After Crushing Department of Norilsk Enrichment Plant Collapses

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least four people were injured on Saturday as the crushing department of the Norilsk Enrichment Plant collapsed in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Ministry of Emergencies said.

The first reports about the incident were received by the emergency services at 4:44 am (21:44 GMT on Friday).

“At 3:18 am Moscow time [00:18 GMT], the fourth injured person was rescued. The search [and rescue] operation is underway,” the ministry said.

One body was recovered at the site of the collapse, the public prosecutor’s office stated.

According to the office, one person could still be remaining under the debris.

The search and rescue operation involves 71 people and 13 vehicles, the Ministry of Emergencies said.

Causes of the incident remain unknown.

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