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Friday, 21 December 2018

National day of mourning declared for 12 Poles killed in mining blast

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Sunday will be a day of national mourning in Poland after a Thursday methane explosion took the lives of 13 miners, including 12 Poles, at a mine in Karvina, Czech Republic.


During the period of mourning, flags will be flown at half-mast on public buildings and be trimmed with black ribbon. Entertainment events, mass gatherings, concerts and sporting events will be cancelled. 


The Polish President reacted to the tragedy. "May God take care of the Families of the Miners, RIP," Andrzej Duda wrote on Twitter. (PAP)

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