Small earthquake causes mine collapse in Poland, killing at least 2


PUBLISHED Wed, November 30, 2016 - 3:00am EST


At least two people have been killed after a small 4.4-magnitude earthquake caused a mine collapse in southwestern Poland, local officials say. Six others remain missing and the death toll is expected to rise. (more)

The earthquake, which happened at about 9:09 p.m. local time on Tuesday, was centered in the country's southwest, about 345 kilometers (214 miles) southwest of the capital Warsaw. It struck at a depth of just 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), making it a shallow earthquake.

The earthquake caused a copper mine in the area to cave in, trapping 16 miners who were working some 1,100 meters (3,600 feet) underground. Nine of them were rescued and taken to area hospitals, where one of them succumbed to his injuries.

Rescue workers later discovered the body of a second miner, but seven other miners remained missing on early Wednesday morning. Rescue operations are continuing but authorities fear that the death toll will increase.

A similar accident happened in 2013 when a small earthquake caused a cave-in at the same mine, but in that case all 19 miners who were trapped were rescued with only minor injuries.





  Poland     

 



LEAVE COMMENTS



.

 


Happening Now

Saudi-led coalition to reopen critical aid route in Yemen

U.S. man freed from North Korea found dead in San Diego

U.S. Navy plane carrying 11 crashes into the Pacific off Japan

Air China suspends all flights to North Korea

Taiwan earthquake: Moderate quake hits near Chiayi





BNO NEWS RADIO


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.




SIGN-UP BREAKING ALERTS



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!




LIVE WIRE


Taiwan earthquake: Moderate quake hits near Chiayi

Large fire and explosion along I-75 near Auburn Hills, Michigan

Iowa Amber Alert: Beyonce Carrasco abducted from Denison

Shooting at Ace Hardware in Goffstown, New Hampshire, kills 1

‘The Partridge Family’ star David Cassidy in critical condition - TMZ





VIDEOS


British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigns over allegations

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Knife-wielding man attacks people at mall in southeast Poland

U.S. company to resume search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

North Korea preparing for long-range missile test, Russian lawmaker says