2 believed injured in explosion at mine in Germany

Elias Hubbard
November 8, 2019

Two people have been injured and several more trapped underground after an explosion at a mine in eastern Germany. Mineral waste is now saved there.

The mining authority said had said it was possible that the trapped staff could be brought to the surface through a shaft that was intact.

According to Halle police on Twitter, all people were rescued safely.

They were all later "recovered", the police department later said.

The workers who were trapped had taken refuge in a safe sector of the mine, it is believed.

They were also being supplied with oxygen in secure areas underground, the state mining authority in Saxony-Anhalt told news agency dpa.

All-around 35 individuals at this time had been some 700 meters (2,300 toes) underground proper after the explosion, in protected spots and geared up with oxygen, the goal out mining authority in Saxony-Anhalt defined.

Teutschenthal is near Halle, about 160 km (100 miles) southwest of Berlin.

Last month, Halle was shocked by an anti-Semitic shooting attack near a synagogue, in which two people were killed.

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