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21 Dec 2018 | 03:05 AM UTC

Czech Republic: At least five killed in Karviná mine explosion December 20

Czech Republic News Alert

Methane explosion leaves at least five dead and eight others missing in coal mine in Karviná district December 20; rescue operations ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/20/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/21/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Prague). COUNTRY/REGION Karviná district

Event

A methane explosion left at least five people dead and eight others missing in a coal mine in Karviná district on Thursday, December 20. The explosion was reported after 17:00 (local time) and took place some 800 m (2600 ft) below the surface. Rescue operations were ongoing as of Thursday evening.

Advice

Individuals in Karviná district are advised to monitor developments to the situation.

 

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