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Trapped miners rescued after tunnel collapse

The 19 Polish miners trapped when an earthquake hit have been rescued.

The Rudna copper mine
The Rudna copper mine
Image: KGHM via Website

NINETEEN MINERS WERE trapped in a collapsed tunnel at Rudna copper mine in Poland when an earthquake hit south-west of Warsaw just after 10pm last night.

Emergency services say they rescued all 19 workers after about eight hours of digging through rock and earth, according to BBC News.

Reuters reports that the men were trapped about 600 metres below the surface. Two were treated for minor injuries but the other 17 have returned home.

A spokesperson for the mine’s owner KGHM said it was the biggest accident in the firm’s history. The State-controlled company is Europe’s second-biggest copper producer. It operates in the Lower Silesia region, which is rich in mineral resources.

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