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Over 30 Trapped after a mining disaster saved

In an Explosion or deflagration in the mining pit Teutschenthal, near Leipzig, were injured on Friday two people. Both are in the hospital, a Person should be seriously injured, said a police spokeswoman.

Meanwhile, the police tweeted that the 35 people that were sitting in approximately 700 meters of depth, could be salvaged. The people were to the Vepuffung in Backup sat. They were probably brought over an intact shaft to the earth's surface. Also the head of the Department of mining in the state office for Geology and mining, Uwe Schaar, said that for the pit special protection and rescue scenarios.

The "Central German newspaper", according to the emergency call had been received against shortly after nine o'clock at the police station. A local resident had shortly after seven o'clock in the pits, Irene heard - but no Explosion. In the meantime, members have gathered at the mine.

A large contingent of rescue workers is on-the-spot. Also, employees of the state office for Geology and mining will look at the scene of the accident, according to police.

In the pit Teutschenthal, about 100 people work according to the company. In the past 15 years, in 1982, decommissioned mine was rebuilt, today it is a Offset mine. There are today, deposited on 14 square kilometers of area mineral waste. Previously, the mine had been operated for about 80 years for the extraction of potassium salt.

Created: 08.11.2019, 11:02 PM

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