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Five dead, eight missing after methane explosion in Czech coal mine

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By ITN News Editor December 21, 2018 13:24

Five dead, eight missing after methane explosion in Czech coal mine

Five miners died and eight were unaccounted for after a methane explosion at the CSM hard coal mine in the east of the Czech Republic on Thursday. A company spokesman said on Czech Television eight others were injured in the blast, which caused devastation in some underground work areas with poor visibility obstructing the efforts of rescue units. State-owned OKD operates shafts in the Karvina region near the Polish border. Spokesman Ivo Celechovsky said the explosion took place about 800 metres under the surface after 1600 GMT on Thursday.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 21, 2018 13:24

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