Serbian coal mine collapse kills 8 workers, injures 20 others

Serbian coal mine collapse kills 8 workers, injures 20 others
# 01 April 2022 11:48 (UTC +04:00)

The collapse occurred at a coal mine near the town of Soko Banya in southern Serbia, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"A collapse occurred at the Soko brown coal mine near the city of Soko Banya; the miners were trapped underground. According to unconfirmed information, people may have been killed. The incident occurred at around 5:00 a.m. (local time)," the Serbian national television said.

Several ambulances are said to have arrived at the scene.

According to the Serbian Vecernje Novosti media outlet, 20 people remain in the mine; 10 more have already been brought to the surface.

The cause of the collapse, presumably, was a methane explosion, according to reports.

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