Fire traps 20 miners in Canadian potash mine, but no one hurt

Twenty miners are trapped underground due to a fire at PotashCorp’s Rocanville mine in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, about 230 kilometres east of Regina.

The fire was reported at 1:56 a.m. while 29 workers were underground, according to an e-mailed statement from PotashCorp (NYSE & TSX:POT). Nine miners ahve already been rescued, but it is unclear how deep the other workers are, or whether they are all together or in separate locations within the mine

 

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