Afire at the Kostenko coal mine in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan has killed 45 people.
The incident took place on 28 October at the mine, which is operated by ArcelorMittal Temirtau, the local unit of steelmaker ArcelorMittal.
It is believed there was a methane blast. At the time of the incident, 206 of 252 people at the mine were evacuated safely.
Kazakhstan’s emergency services said on social media: “As of 3pm (09:00 GMT), the bodies of 42 people were found. The search for four miners continues.”
Although the authorities recovered bodies of other three miners, a rescue operation is under way for the last missing miner.
ArcelorMittal also halted operation of coal unit mines for 24 hours to undertake gas protection checks.