Four miners died in a mine in Poland

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Four miners died at the Sobieski mine in Jaworzno, southern Poland, a spokeswoman for the state mining agency WUG announced today.

The accident in the coal mine happened at 15:30 local time when a pipe burst, Polish media reports. Two more people were injured.

"While the pipe was being filled with water, it burst uncontrollably, and three people died on the spot," Piotr Strzoda from WUG told the PAP news agency. The fourth person died at 17:10 p.m., he added.

The Sobieski mine is owned by the Polish state energy company Tauron.

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