Five dead, eight missing after methane explosion in Czech coal mine

Reuters Stonava, Czech Republic Dec 21, 2018, 01:55 PM(IST)

Five miners died and eight were unaccounted for after a methane explosion at the CSM hard coal mine in the east of the Czech Republic on Thursday, the mine's operator OKD said. A company spokesman said on Czech Television eight others were injured in the blast, which caused devastation in some underground work areas with poor visibility obstructing the efforts of rescue units.

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