Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov reported over the telephone on the progress in the search and rescue operation at the Mir diamond mine in Yakutia after the accident last week. The Minister also updated the President on the situation in the Far Eastern areas affected by floods.
Vladimir Putin also had a telephone conversation with Governor of Primorye Territory Vladimir Miklushevsky. The Governor informed the President on the situation following the natural disaster.
On August 4, an accident occurred at the Mir diamond mine trapping more than a hundred miners. Most of them have been brought to safety but eight people remain trapped in the mine.
In the early morning of August 7, a river overflowed following a heavy rain, flooding villages in southern Primorye Territory. The worst hit were Khasansky and Nadezhdinsky districts and the Ussuriysk city district.