Czech coal mine explosion kills 13

Reuters. Prague | Published: 13:21, Dec 21,2018 | Updated: 18:48, Dec 21,2018


Rescue personnel prepare to search for missing miners after a methane explosion at the CSM hard coal mine in Karvina, Czech Republic, December 20, 2018. –– Reuters photo

A methane explosion in a Czech coal mine killed 13 miners, including 11 Polish nationals and two Czechs, mine operator OKD said on Friday.

The state-run company said late on Thursday that the blast, more than 800 metres (875 yards) underground, had devastated large areas of the CSM coalmine, near the town of Karvina.

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