Criminal case opened into deadly blast at Akhmetov-owned mine
The proceedings were launched under part 2 of Article 273 of the Criminal Code (violation of safety rules by officials at explosive hazardous factories, which resulted in deaths), the media relations department of the General Prosecutor's Office reported on Friday.
At the instruction of Acting Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka his deputy Yuriy Udartsov left for the scene of the accident.
President Viktor Yanukovych has instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to create a Government commission to investigate causes of an explosion at a coal mine in the Luhansk region, president's official website reported. He was also expected to fly to the site later in the day Yanukovych has also offered condolences to families of the miners killed in the accident.
Ukraine's energy minister Yury Boiko went to the scene of the accident at the coal mine, part of the Krasnodonugol mining company, to personally take charge of the rescue operation.
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