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Silesiana. Four Seasons in Upper Silesia.

At least eight people have been killed in a mining accident in Poland.
Skynews, 22 November 2006

RUDA SLASKA, Poland (AP) -- High levels of gas forced rescuers to suspend their search for 15 miners missing more than a kilometer (3,000 feet) underground Wednesday, and the Polish president said conditions were "getting worse" for anyone trapped and still alive.

Some 300 meters (yards) of rubble remain between the miners and where rescue workers have reached. Locator devices carried by the missing miners have been emitting no signals, and there have been no other signs that they are still alive.
The nearly 50-year-old Halemba mine, located in the heart of the Silesia industrial region

CNN News, 22 November 2006

Rescuers in southern Poland are battling to reach 15 miners trapped after a gas explosion that killed eight of their colleagues.
BBC, 22 November 2006
Photo: hands of a coalminer, taken this morning in front of Halemba mine.
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