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3 confirmed dead after mine blast in Poland

October 18, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish mining officials say two miners have died from the burns they obtained in an Oct. 6 methane blast, and the missing body of a third miner has been recovered.

The accident occurred 660 meters (1,265 feet) below the surface at the Myslowice-Wesola mine near the southern Polish city of Katowice.

Almost 30 miners were taken to hospital with burns, one was missing. Some 20 remain hospitalized, two in very serious, life-threatening condition.

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