Joint Polish-Czech team to probe lethal mine blast
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish and Czech prosecutors have agreed to set up a joint team to probe a methane blast in the Czech Republic that killed 13 miners.
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Twelve of the workers killed in the explosion at the coal mine in Karvina, close to the southern Polish border, on December 20, were Poles.
Separate legal proceedings will continue in Poland and the Czech Republic, Polish state news agency PAP reported.
But it added the joint team aims to ensure that evidence collected by investigators is available to both countries and to prevent duplication of efforts.
Polish and Czech investigators met in Karvina on Friday to discuss establishing the joint team.
The group is expected to start work in the next few weeks, according to PAP.