A body of one of the 17 miners missing after May's deadly accident at a southwestern Siberian Raspadskaya coalmine, which killed at least 75 miners, was found on Saturday, a spokesman for regional administration said.
Raspadskaya, one of Russia's largest coalmines located in the town of Mezhdurechensk in Siberia's Kemerovo region, was hit by a methane blast late on May 8. Four hours later, when rescuers entered the mine, another blast followed.
Kuzbass governor, Aman Tuleev, said the search operation would be continued until the last miner was found.
He said the coalmine was being examined to resume its operations.
The official death toll in the coalmine's blast now stands at 75, with 16 miners registered as missing.
Kemerovo, November 6 (RIA Novosti)