Three Polish miners die in copper mine cave-in

09:34, December 31, 2010      

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Three Polish miners died in a cave- in at a copper mine in Polkowice in south-western Poland on Thursday morning, local media reported.

A strong tremor caused the cave-in at a depth of 1,000 meters. The mine was owned by copper producer KGHM.

Twenty-seven miners were underground in the area when the tremor occurred. Twenty-four were evacuated and two were taken to hospital, KGHM's press office said.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has conveyed his sincere condolences to the families and close ones of the victims and promised government aid for the families of the victims.

Source: Xinhua

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