Skip to Content

Poland: More coal mine blasts suspend search for 7 missing

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The search for seven people missing after methane explosions in a Poland coal mine has been because more blasts injured 10 workers taking part in the rescue operation. Officials said a decision to seal off the area of the Pniowek mine where the missing are believed to be was made after the Thursday night explosions. The head of the mine operated by the JSW company said Friday that it was a “very difficult decision” to halt the search but it “would be very risky and very irresponsible” to send rescue teams “to such a dangerous area.” The original explosions in the coking mine early Wednesday killed five people and injured dozens. 

Article Topic Follows: AP National Business

Jump to comments ↓



ABC 17 News is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content