10 miners missing after earthquake at 2nd coal mine in Poland – Times of India

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WARSAW: Coal mining authorities in Poland said on Saturday that contact with 10 miners was cut after an underground quake and methane gas discharge at the Borynia-Zofiowka mine in the south of the country.
The accident happened at 3.40 am on Saturday about 900 meters underground.
It was the second coal mine accident in just four days in the mining area around the town of Jastrzebie-Zdroj, near the Czech border.
Repeated methane explosions since Wednesday at the nearby Pniowek mine have left five dead, seven missing and dozens injured. Both mines are operated by the JSW company.
The company said 52 workers were in the area of ​​the Borynia-Zofiowka mine quake and 42 of them were able to exit the shaft on their own. A rescue operation has been launched for the 10 missing miners.





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