SMM4, 22 Jun: a fire broke out at the Zinkgruvan zinc mine in Sweden on April 20 and is now believed to have been caused by a truck fire at a height of 1140 meters. The authorities and the government are investigating the cause of the incident.
At the time of the incident, 58 employees underground had been safely evacuated without casualties, the company said.
The Zinkgruvan mine, which consists of an underground mine, a processing plant and related facilities, is located about 250km southwest of the capital Stockholm and is expected to produce 7.7-82000 tons of zinc and 3000-4000 tons of copper in 2020.
It is reported that the mine has now resumed operation on April 21, and the fire did not cause significant damage to the mine.
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