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Death toll in Polish mine explosion up to 14

world Updated: Sep 21, 2009 22:34 IST
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The death toll in a methane gas explosion at a Polish coal mine last week has risen to 14 after another miner died of burns.

A doctor at a burn hospital in the eastern town of Leczna says the 44-year-old miner died today.

The accident occurred Friday at the Wujek-Slask mine in Ruda Slaska. A methane leak set off an explosion 1,050 meters below ground.

Today, was the first of two days of national mourning declared by President Lech Kaczynski.

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