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Czech Mine Explosion Kills 13 Miners, an Industrial Info Market Brief


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A methane explosion in a Czech coal mine killed 13 miners on Thursday, including 11 Polish nationals and two Czechs, the mine operator, OKD, said today.

The state-run company said a methane blast occurred more than 800 meters underground, devastating areas of the CSM hard-coal mine, near the town of Karvina, on Thursday.

The incident is the worst mining accident in the Czech Republic since 1990, when 30 miners died in a fire at a mine near Karvina.

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