Berlin, March 21 (IANS/EFE) Rescue teams managed to save 19 miners who had become trapped 1,000 meters below ground in a mine in the western Polish town of Polkowice.
A group of workers at the Rudna mine were trapped in mine shaft Tuesday after a magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck the area.
Most of the miners were uninjured and some managed to save themselves, but another group was found and rescued by emergency teams, the Polish PAP news agency reported Wednesday.
Initially, a group of eight miners came out of the mine but the rest remained trapped and out of contact with the surface, given that all communications with the mine’s interior had been cut off.
Teams worked all night to reestablish communication with the missing miners until finally they were able to rescue the entire group.