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Mine Accident: 18 Killed In Underground Gas Leak In China

Beijing: At the least eighteen folks have died, whereas one different particular person was rescued after an accident resulting from extreme ranges of carbon monoxide at a coal mine in China’s Chongqing, authorities mentioned on Saturday.

The accident occurred at round 5 p.m. on Friday on the closed Diaoshuidong colliery in Yongchuan district, Xinhua information company reported.

Twenty-four miners had been trapped within the accident web site on the Diaoshuidong mine within the metropolis of Chongqing, round 1,800km south-west of Beijing on Friday, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

The accident occurred whereas staff had been dismantling underground mining gear within the pit, CCTV reported. The mine had been closed for the earlier two months.

The rescue operation is underway, whereas the reason for the accident is being investigated, added studies.

Earlier in 2013, as many as three folks died on the mine, accoring to Xinhua, In 2018, seven miners died after a skip plummeted down a mine shaft in Chongqing.

(With IANS/The Guardian inputs)

 

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