More than 270 people were involved in a search-and-rescue operation, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.
At least 15 people are dead and another 13 missing in Russian Federation after a dam collapsed at a Siberian gold mine, according to reports. Fourteen others have been evacuated to receive medical treatment.
Several small cabins, where workers are thought to have lived, were swept away by the flood waters, the Interfax news agency reported.
A view shows the scene of the accident following a dam failure at a gold mine in Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia, October 19, 2019.
A number of top regional officials including Uss, prosecutors and inspectors went to the scene of the tragedy.
More than 10 people are believed to be missing.
The mine was in a remote location about 160km (100 miles) south of the city of Krasnoyarsk, itself some 4,000km (2,500 miles) east of Moscow.
The dam was built in violation of "every single norm", said the head of the local government, Yury Lapshin.
According to AFP, the dam belonged to the Sibzoloto holding company, which has not released any official comment on the incident so far.
Deadly accidents are relatively common in Russian Federation because of lax safety rules, bad management and badly maintained Soviet-era infrastructure.