March 10, 2018 / 9:32 AM / 8 months ago

Belaruskali potash production unaffected after mine accident

MINSK (Reuters) - Potash production at Belarusian miner Belaruskali, the world’s top exporter of the fertilizer ingredient, was unaffected after a mine accident late on Friday, deputy chief executive Anatoly Makhlai told Reuters.

Two miners were missing after the accident at the Belaruskali mine, the Belarusian emergency ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

According to the statement, the accident involved a rock slide and a burst of methane. The rescue operation was continuing, the ministry said.

Reporting by Andrey Makhovsky; Writing by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Dale Hudson

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