Seven injured after tremor hits Polish mine
PR dla Zagranicy
Seven workers were injured after a tremor hit a coal mine in Katowice, southern Poland, early on Tuesday.
The Murcki-Staszic mine in Katowice, southern Poland. Photo: PAP/Andrzej Grygiel
The tremor struck 900 metres underground at the Murcki-Staszic mine at 4:47am, after the end of a shift.
"Seven miners reported injuries after emerging to the surface, and two have already been transferred to hospital, but I know they were conscious,” said Tomasz Głogowski, a spokesman for Polska Grupa Górnicza (Polish Mining Group).
Głogowski added that experts would assess damage to the mine “but it is too early for that at the moment because of seismic activity.”
He said that the tremor was strong enough to be felt on the surface, adding: "There were phone calls from worried residents."