One dead, 10 missing in Czech mining accident

PRAGUE (AFP) - At least one miner died, 10 were injured and 10 missing after an accident at a mine in eastern Czech Republic on Thursday (Dec 20), a spokesman told AFP.

"The accident caused by methane combustion which devastated part of the mine occurred at 16:16 GMT," said Mr Ivo Celechovsky, spokesman for the OKD mining company.

"We register one dead, 10 injured and 10 missing miners, but the numbers may change," he added.

The accident occurred in the CSM mine in the city of Karvina, some 300km east of Prague.

This story is developing.