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Monday 08 of March 2021

Death Toll Rises to Eight in Cave-in at Poland Copper Mine


A view of the entrance to the Rudna copper mine with a miners flag at half-staff, in Polkowice, Poland,photo: str, via AP
A view of the entrance to the Rudna copper mine with a miners flag at half-staff, in Polkowice, Poland,photo: str, via AP
The cave-in occurred following a tremor on Tuesday night

WARSAW, Poland – The director of a Polish copper mine says rescue teams have recovered the bodies of the last three workers who were inside the mine when it caved in.

The discovery brought the death toll from the cave-in triggered by a tremor on Tuesday night to eight.

Director Pawel Markowski said Wednesday said the miners’ deaths were the greatest tragedy for the copper mining company KGHM in 55 years.

Five other miners have been hospitalized but their lives are not in danger and a few others escaped unscathed.

MONIKA SCISLOWSKA