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Three miners dead in accident at K+S potash site

5:02 AM MDT | October 2, 2013 | Ian Young

Three miners died at K+S's (Kassel, Germany) potash mine at Unterbreizbach, Germany, on 1 October after a blasting operation caused a carbon dioxide leak, the company says. Seven miners initially went missing, four of whom were rescued by a mine rescue team. Two of these miners are still receiving medical treatment, K+S says. "The prosecution service and the responsible mining office are investigating the circumstances of the accident," K+S says. "K+S expresses its heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved." K+S operates six potash mines in...

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