Boulby potash mine
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Fire at under-sea mine injures seven

Seven workers were taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a potash mine, hundreds of metres below the sea bed.

The blaze started at the ICL UK Boulby mine in East Cleveland at 00:30 BST on Wednesday.

The workers, who were 1,100m (3,600 ft) under the sea bed and five miles (8km) from land, were treated for smoke inhalation and later discharged.

Polystyrene blocks are believed to have caught fire in the mine.

  • 13 Apr 2016
  • From the section Tees