Two die in mining accident

Two miners died in a mining accident in northern Moravia on Saturday. The accident, which occurred shortly before midnight in a mine near the city of Ostrava, was caused by a tremor measuring 3.3 degrees on the Richter scale. The 39-year-old and 46-year-old Polish nationals were working together with another 19 miners more than 700 metres below the surface. All of the other miners were evacuated; three of them suffered minor injuries. This year, seven people have died in north Moravian mines.

Author: Jan Richter