Death toll rises to 13 in Poland mine accidents; 11 missing

The death toll from 2 coal mine accidents last week in southern Poland has increased to 13 after another hurt miner diedByThe Associated PressApril 26, 2022, 1:04 PM – 2 minutes readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWARSAW, Poland– The death toll from two coal mine accidents last week in southern Poland has risen to 13 after another hurt miner died Tuesday, a medical professional said.The miner died at the Siemianowice Slaskie health center, which specializes in treating burns, where 20 other coal mine employees were still being treated for injuries from methane gas blasts, Dr. Przemyslaw Strzelec said.The guys death indicates that seven rescuers and miners were killed by duplicated blasts Wednesday and Thursday at the Pniowek mine, near the Czech border.The search for seven others who remain missing was suspended after Thursdays blasts hurt 10 rescuers.In the close-by Borynia-Zofiowka mine, 13 groups of rescuers are browsing for 4 miners gone missing after a trembling and methane gas discharge on Saturday. The mines are operated by the Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa, JSW.Most Polish coal mines are in the southern Silesia area and many have a high presence of methane in the rock.Some 70% of Polands energy comes from coal, a proportion that has actually been sharply slammed by the European Union and ecological groups who are concerned about CO2 emissions and conference climate modification goals.Poland has been trying to scale down its use of coal.

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