10 missing in mining accident in Poland

Warsaw, April 24 (IANS) Ten miners were missing after powerful tremors and intense outflow of methane took place in a coal mine in Southern Poland.
 
10 missing in mining accident in Poland

Warsaw, April 24 (IANS) Ten miners were missing after powerful tremors and intense outflow of methane took place in a coal mine in Southern Poland.

The accident happened at 3:40 a.m. on Saturday morning at a depth of around 900 metres at the Zofiowka mine near the city of Jastrzebski-Zdroj in the south of the country, according to the Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa (JSW) mining company.

The company said a total of 62 miners were working in the direct vicinity of the blast, of whom 52 found safety, Xinhua news agency reported.

--IANS

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