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China: Coal mine accident kills 16 workers

"China coal mine accident kills 16, Xinhua says", 27 September 2020

Sixteen people were killed in a southwest China coal mine accident on Sunday, the official Xinhua news agency said, the latest accident in a country with a poor history of industrial safety...There were excessive levels of carbon monoxide in the mine, which trapped 17 miners in the city of Chongqing, local authorities said...

The survivor is in hospital. The accident occurred at the Songzao coal mine, which belongs to a local energy company...The burning of belts in the mine caused carbon monoxide to exceed safety limits, Xinhua said.

A rescue team of 75 entered the mine, and 30 medical workers have arrived at the scene, it added.

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