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6 coal miners die in northern Spain after a gas leak
First Published Oct 28 2013 09:22 am • Last Updated Oct 28 2013 11:14 am

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.

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




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