Mindeli Mine Shaft to Be Closed Pending Investigation

According to Prime Minister Mamuka Baktadze, the Mindeli mine shaft of Tkibuli will be closed.

"The Georgian government will no longer put its citizens lives at risk!" he stated

"The investigation has already started and all responsible people will be punished to the full extent of the law," the PM added. "The mine shaft will not resume work until the criminal investigation and technical expertise is complete."

6 miners died in the same Tkibuli shaft in April due to a ceiling collapse.

The investigation was begun under Article 240 concerning violation of safety rules in mining, construction or other works.

The PM declared July 16 a Day of Mourning seeing the state flag lowered on all administrative buildings on the territory of Georgia.

By Mariam Kukhilava

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16 July 2018 14:50