X
X
Top

Seven killed in China mine accident

Seven killed in China mine accident
Highlights

At least seven workers were killed and three others injured in an accident at a coal mine in southwestern China, state media reported on Sunday

Beijing, Dec 16: At least seven workers were killed and three others injured in an accident at a coal mine in southwestern China, state media reported on Sunday.

The accident took place on Saturday in Chongqing municipality when the connecting segment of a mining skip broke, causing it to slide down the inclined shaft, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Seven miners working in the shaft were killed.

The three injured miners have been rushed to a hospital, the report said. Accidents in coal mines are common in China.

However, the number of deaths have reduced at mines in recent years. In October, 8 miners were killed after a rock burst ripped through a coal mine in Yuncheng county of Shangdong province.

In June, a powerful explosion in an iron mine in country's northeast Liaoning province claimed the lives of 11 workers and left nine others injured.

Similarly in May, a methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in central China's Hunan province, killing at least five workers.

Show Full Article
Print Article
Download The Hans India Android App or iOS App for the Latest update on your phone.
Subscribed Failed...
Subscribed Successfully...
Next Story
More Stories