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6 coal miners die in northern Spain after a gas leak

Published October 28, 2013 9:22 am

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Madrid • A Spanish emergency agency says six miners have died and five others have been injured after a gas leak at a coal mine in northern Spain.

The Castilla and Leon regional emergency services said in a statement the accident occurred Monday at the Santa Lucia mine near the town of Pola de Gordon. It said the injured miners had been taken to a hospital in Leon, the regional capital and a medical helicopter and three ambulances had been dispatched to the mine.

Leading newspaper El Pais said the miners may have died from gas inhalation. It said the mine was 700 meters (2,300 feet) underground.