Miner found alive after Polish collapse

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Polish rescue workers have reached a miner trapped underground since a tremor shook the Borynia-Zofiowka mine in southern Poland on the weekend, an official at the pit says.

Two mines belonging to state-owned JSW were hit with fatal accidents over the past week and Poland's prime minister has said safety standards will be checked.

"Just before 3pm, a team from the Central Mine Rescue Station reached one of the victims," Marcin Golebiowski, a director at the mine was quoted as saying by state-run news agency PAP.

"Currently, an attempt is being made to get him out from under the water and transport the injured man to the base, and then to the surface."

Of 52 workers who were in the mine when the tremor happened, 42 managed to escape themselves.

Six of those left trapped underground have since been found dead.

"We will try locate the other three employees," Golebiowski said.

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