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One dead, ten missing in Czech mining accident

PRAGUE: At least one miner died, ten were injured and ten missing after an accident at a mine in the eastern Czech Repub

December 20, 2018

PRAGUE: At least one miner died, ten were injured and ten missing after an accident at a mine in the eastern Czech Republic on Thursday, a spokesman told AFP.

"The accident caused by methane combustion which devastated part of the mine occurred at 16:16 GMT," said Ivo Celechovsky, spokesman for the OKD mining company.

"We register one dead, ten injured and ten missing miners, but the numbers may change," he added.

The accident occurred in the CSM mine in the city of Karvina, some 300 kilometres (180 miles) east of Prague.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2018