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2 miners dead, 6 missing after copper mine tremor in Poland

A view of the entrance to the Rudna copper mine with a miners flag at half-staff , in Polkowice, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The mine was hit by a tremor and cave-in, killing four miners and four are missing. (AP Photo/str)

A view of the entrance to the Rudna copper mine with a miners flag at half-staff , in Polkowice, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The mine was hit by a tremor and cave-in, killing four miners and four are missing. (AP Photo/str)  (The Associated Press)

A spokeswoman for a Polish mining company says rescuers have recovered a body after a massive cave-in at a copper mine following an earth tremor, bringing the confirmed death toll to two, with six people still missing.

The tremor occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday some 1,100 meters (3.610 feet) underground in the Rudna mine, in Polkowice, southwestern Poland.

Jolanta Piatek, spokeswoman for the KGHM Polska Miedz, or Polish Copper, mining corporation, said Wednesday that the body was found underground. Earlier, one of nine miners brought to the surface shortly after the cave-in had also died. Five others have been hospitalized, while the search continues for those still missing.