Nine workers remain missing deep beneath the ground at Russia's largest diamond mine, a week after water rushed into an underground shaft.

The flood occurred when more than a hundred miners were working inside the Mir pit in eastern Siberia.

The mine, which is located near the town of Mirny in Yakutia, is owned by the state-run Alrosa diamond company, who said most of the trapped labourers had been returned to the surface.

However, rescue workers and divers are still toiling to get the remain…


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