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Germany: More than 30 rescued following mine explosion near Halle

Germany, Teutschenthal near Halle
November 08, 2019 at 12:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over 30 workers were rescued after an explosion in a Teutschenthal mine outside the east German city of Halle on Friday.

The rescue operation was carried out by firefighters after workers escaped to a safe room supplied with oxygen about 700 metres (2,300 feet) below ground level.

Media reports say two workers of Polish and German nationality suffered injuries.

Teutschenthal served as a potash salt mine for 80 years until its closure in 1982 when it was transformed into a backfill mine.

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Over 30 workers were rescued after an explosion in a Teutschenthal mine outside the east German city of Halle on Friday.

The rescue operation was carried out by firefighters after workers escaped to a safe room supplied with oxygen about 700 metres (2,300 feet) below ground level.

Media reports say two workers of Polish and German nationality suffered injuries.

Teutschenthal served as a potash salt mine for 80 years until its closure in 1982 when it was transformed into a backfill mine.

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