Search Ends for Trapped Miners Days after Poland Mine Collapse

State-owned JSW has ended search operations after deploying 12 rescue teams to search for the missing miners from the tremor that shook the Zofiowka coal mine in southern Poland on Saturday.

According to a report from the state-run news agency Polish Press Agency (PAP), a high concentration of methane hindered their rescue operation as the pipeline supplying fresh air to the location has been damaged. 

Edward Pazdziorko, CEO of JSW, said there were 52 people working in the affected area and 42 of them managed to pull out. 

An updated statement released today from JSW revealed that the rescue operations in Zofiowka have ended. 

“The final miner has been transported to the surface. The four-day-long search operation in the Zofiówka Section of the Borynia-Zofiówka mine has ended,” JSW said.

JSW added that the 10 miners have died as a result of the shock wave. 

Among the dead were three employees of an external company called Zakład Odmetanowania Kopalń.

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