Some thirteen miners are trapped after a mine explosion about 60 miles down the road:
An explosion at a coal mine trapped 13 miners more than a mile underground, a county emergency official said Monday.
The explosion happened about 8 a.m. at the Sago Mine in Upshur County, said Steve Milligan, deputy director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management. Six miners made it out of the mine and refused treatment.
The trapped miners’ condition was not immediately known as an attempt by coworkers to reach them was unsuccessful, Milligan said.
“They essentially came to a wall,” Milligan said. “So they can’t get to them at this time.” The miners were one to two miles underground, he said.
I hope we get them out ok.