Trapped Coal Miners Emerge After 18 Hour Ordeal

Thirty-four Bosnian coal miners were trapped 1,600 feet below ground in Zenica’s Raspotocje coal mine on September 4, following a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. Five miners died in the incident, according to reports.

Footage provided by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty shows survivors being carried from the mine on stretchers. Emergency response units evacuated 29 workers from the mine. Credit: Radio Free Europe