Poland holds day of mourning for 12 miners killed in Czech mine

23-12-2018 updated

Poland has been holding a national day of mourning for the 12 Polish miners who died in a methane explosion at a mine in the Czech town of Karviná in the Moravian Silesian Region on Thursday. One other person, a Czech, died in the blast and subsequent fire.

The operators say that values recorded on Sunday suggested that the fire in the ČSM mine had burned itself out.

Four of the bodies of the 13 victims have been recovered so far. The location of another one is known but the other eight have yet to be located.