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Polish miner killed in methane explosion

01 August 2016

On July 27, rescuers reached the body of a miner some 400 metres underground at the Murcki mine in Katowice, southern Poland. Based on a preliminary investigations, authorities have concluded that the man died as a result of shock waves following an explosion of methane in the shaft of the mine.

The Murcki mine near Katowice - Image: Wikimedia Commons
The Murcki mine near Katowice - Image: Wikimedia Commons

PAP said contact with the 49-year-old miner was lost after the explosion. In order to get to the area of the accident, rescuers had to travel on foot for several kilometres along underground passages.

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