Fire traps 20 workers in Potash Corp mine - report

Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:06pm IST

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* 9 workers rescued

* Rescue teams fighting the fire

Sept 25 (Reuters) - An early morning fire on Tuesday trapped 20 workers underground in a Potash Corp of Saskatchewan mine, according to media reports.

The fire at the Rocanville, Saskatchewan, mine was reported while 29 workers were underground, the Regina Leader-Post reported, but nine were rescued by late morning.

The remaining 20 workers were at an underground rescue station.

The newspaper said mine rescue teams are fighting the fire and a cable reel inside the mine is burning.