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    Survivors from Pniowek mine disaster in critical condition

    Four miners rescued from last Wednesday’s coal mining accident at the Pniowek coal mine, in Poland, were in critical condition, doctors from the burn treatment clinic where the men were hospitalised reported on Monday.

    Przemyslaw Strzelec, deputy head of the intensive therapy unit at the Burn Treatment Centre in Siemianowice Slaskie, southern Poland, said the conditions of the four men were stable but very serious, with no marked signs of improvement as yet.


    Strzelec added that all four miners had severe burns to 80-90 per cent of their bodies and their respiratory tracts, and have been inducted into a pharmacological coma.


    He added that 16 other Pniowek survivors were hospitalised at the clinic, 11 of them with respiratory tract burns.


    Last Wednesday, four miners and a rescuer lost their lives when a series of methane explosions rocked the Pniowek coal mine in Pawlowice, southern Poland, as 42 miners were working on a night shift.


    Twenty-one miners were then transferred to hospitals, most of them with burns to their respiratory tracts.


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