Poland 4 dead and 6 missing in a coal mine accident

Poland 4 dead and 6 missing in a coal mine accident  Mining company JSV announced on Sunday that the death toll in the Zwiwivka coal mine accident in southern Poland has risen to four, while the search continues for six missing miners.  "A doctor announced the death of two workers...the tragic death toll from the tremor has risen to four," the company said in a statement.  The bodies of the two other workers were found earlier Sunday.  The statement added that "rescuers continue to search for six more workers. Conditions in the affected area are difficult," noting that "methane concentrations and high temperatures slow down the rescue process."  On Saturday morning, a violent tremor occurred at a depth of 900 meters in the Zuviovka mine, accompanied by a large methane leak.  Of the 52 workers near the quake site, only 42 were able to return to the surface safely, knowing that 12 teams of rescuers were formed to try to find the rest.  This is the second such incident this week in Poland, which still relies on coal for nearly 70 percent of its energy.  Another accident on Wednesday led to the death of five people and the loss of seven others in a mine also owned by the "GSV" company and is located in Benijvik, 230 km to the south.   Source: AFP

Mining company JSV announced on Sunday that the death toll in the Zwiwivka coal mine accident in southern Poland has risen to four, while the search continues for six missing miners.

"A doctor announced the death of two workers...the tragic death toll from the tremor has risen to four," the company said in a statement.

The bodies of the two other workers were found earlier Sunday.

The statement added that "rescuers continue to search for six more workers. Conditions in the affected area are difficult," noting that "methane concentrations and high temperatures slow down the rescue process."

On Saturday morning, a violent tremor occurred at a depth of 900 meters in the Zuviovka mine, accompanied by a large methane leak.

Of the 52 workers near the quake site, only 42 were able to return to the surface safely, knowing that 12 teams of rescuers were formed to try to find the rest.

This is the second such incident this week in Poland, which still relies on coal for nearly 70 percent of its energy.

Another accident on Wednesday led to the death of five people and the loss of seven others in a mine also owned by the "GSV" company and is located in Benijvik, 230 km to the south.


Source: AFP
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