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Four killed in Bosnian mine accident, says official

AFP , Tuesday 13 Oct 2015
Bosnian Mine Accident
File Photo of Bosnian mine explosion on September 5, 2014. Twenty nine miners were rescued after being trapped a half kilometer underground in Raspotocje mine in Zenica. (Photo: Reuters)

Four miners were killed and two were injured in a coal mine accident overnight in central Bosnia, an official said Tuesday.

"An accident occurred in the night in a mine gallery. Four miners were killed and two were injured, including one seriously," Adib Zekic, a spokesman for the mine in the town of Kakanj, told AFP.

"There were a total of 28 miners in the mine at the time of the accident and all of the survivors were brought to the surface," he said, declining to comment on the cause of the accident.

An investigation was under way at the site, about 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Sarajevo, he added.

In September last year, five miners were killed when an earthquake triggered a gas explosion at the Raspotocje mine in Zenica in central Bosnia.

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