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One miner rescued, one found with “no signs of life” after earth tremor

"One of the rescuers managed to reach the (other – PAP) trapped miner. Unfortunately… he did not find any signs of life in this employee," deputy CEO of the PGG Rajmund Horst said on Monday afternoon.
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One miner was taken to hospital with injuries on Saturday night and one was found on Monday showing no signs of life following a Saturday morning tremor at a mine in southern Poland, the mine authorities have said.

An earth tremor and a cave-in occurred 780 metres underground at the Bielszowice mine in the town of Ruda Śląska, owned by the Polish Mining Group (PGG), at 9:00 am on Saturday.

One of the two trapped miners was rescued on Saturday night and taken to hospital after a 15-hour long rescue operation. The other was found on Monday afternoon.

“One of the rescuers managed to reach the (other – PAP) trapped miner. Unfortunately… he did not find any signs of life in this employee,” deputy CEO of the PGG Rajmund Horst said on Monday afternoon.

He added that the rescuers would transport the victim to the surface where his death can be confirmed.


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