Seven killed after
tremor collapses mine
Prague - Seven miners
were killed in an accident in the Czech Republic after they were buried under
rubble set loose by a strong tremor, OKDO mining company spokesperson Vera
Breiova said on Friday.
Five of the dead miners at the Lazy mine in the
eastern Karvina region were Polish and two were Czech, Breiova said.
miners, who were also buried under the rubble, were rescued and suffered light
The accident happened 680m underground on Thursday just before
5pm (16h00 GMT).
It is the biggest tragedy in the Karvina mines since 30
miners died in an explosion and fire in 1990.
States Mine Rescue Association