Deaths in Polish mine explosion

At least 13 miners were killed and at least 30 more were hospitalised in Poland. It is the country’s deadliest mining accident since the deaths of 23 miners from methane at the Silesia’s Halemba mine in November 2006. The death toll is expected to increase.

The incident happened approximately 1 kilometre below surface level. Around 40 people were underground at the time of the blast. Twenty-nine made it out themselves but the rest had to be assisted.

Emergency services ferried the casualties to the nearest hospitals. Eighteen were hospitalised at a burns specialist unit in Siemianowice Śląskie; six were hospitalised at Sosnowiec where family members collected outside in an upset manner.

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