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Over 30 workers were rescued after an explosion in a Teutschenthal mine outside the eastern German city of Halle on Friday.

The rescue operation was carried out by firefighters after workers escaped to a safe room supplied with oxygen about 700 meters (2,300 feet) below ground level.

Media reports say two workers of Polish and German nationality suffered injuries.

Teutschenthal served as a potash salt mine for 80 years until its closure in 1982 when it was transformed into a backfill mine.

(Source: Ruptly)

Original Article Source: Press TV | Published on Friday, 08 November 2019 15:29 (about 6 days ago)