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Germany: Two injured in Teutschenthal mine explosion near Halle

Germany, Teutschenthal
November 08, 2019 at 20:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

A backfill mine outside the east German city of Halle has been completely evacuated following an explosion in which two workers were injured, on Friday, according to emergency services.

Footage shows the exterior of the Grube Teutschenthal Sicherungs-GmbH (GTS) mine after the incident with police on the scene to complete an investigation into the events. The rescue operation was carried out by firefighters after over 30 workers escaped to a safe room supplied with oxygen at about 700 metres (2,300 feet) below ground level.

Media reports say two workers of Polish and German nationality suffered injuries. It is still unclear what caused the incident.

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A backfill mine outside the east German city of Halle has been completely evacuated following an explosion in which two workers were injured, on Friday, according to emergency services.

Footage shows the exterior of the Grube Teutschenthal Sicherungs-GmbH (GTS) mine after the incident with police on the scene to complete an investigation into the events. The rescue operation was carried out by firefighters after over 30 workers escaped to a safe room supplied with oxygen at about 700 metres (2,300 feet) below ground level.

Media reports say two workers of Polish and German nationality suffered injuries. It is still unclear what caused the incident.

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