President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed the Government and the Karaganda Region authorities to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the causes of the fire at the Kazakhstanskaya mine and provide all necessary assistance to the victims, Akorda press service reports.
The Government has been instructed to negotiate with a foreign company regarding strict employee safety measures.
“Continuing accidents at enterprises owned by the foreign company indicate a serious violation of its investment and other obligations with corresponding consequences for its subsequent presence in Kazakhstan's market,” states the report.
On August 17, 2023, there was a fire at the Kazakhstanskaya mine of the Coal Department of JSC "ArcelorMittal Temirtau" in the Karaganda region. There were 227 people in the mine when the fire broke out.