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15 killed in north China mine blast

Published : Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 at 10:08 AM  Count : 139

Rescue staff work at the coal mine where a gas explosion happened in Pingyao County, north China's Shanxi Province, Nov. 19, 2019. Fifteen people were killed and nine others injured in the coal mine gas explosion in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Yang Chenguang)

Rescue staff work at the coal mine where a gas explosion happened in Pingyao County, north China's Shanxi Province, Nov. 19, 2019. Fifteen people were killed and nine others injured in the coal mine gas explosion in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Yang Chenguang)


A coal mine explosion killed 15 people in north China’s Shanxi province, state media reported Tuesday.

Nine other people were injured by the gas explosion on Monday afternoon, which took place in a mine owned by Shangxi Pingyao Fengyan Coal & Coke Group Co, according to official news agency Xinhua.

Xinhua reported that 35 miners were working underground when the blast happened, but 11 miners were able to escape.

The injured miners were in stable condition and authorities were investigating the cause of the explosion, Xinhua said.

Deadly mining accidents are common in China, where the industry has a poor safety record.

At a meeting last week, the State Council — China’s cabinet — ordered a “special crackdown on production-related safety issues” to “further improve workplace safety”, reports Xinhua .

In December 2018, seven miners were killed in southwestern Chongqing municipality after the connecting segment of a mining skip broke and fell down a mine shaft.

In October 2018, 21 miners died in eastern Shandong province after pressure inside a mine caused rocks to fracture and break, blocking the tunnel and trapping the workers. Only one miner was rescued alive.





In December 2016, explosions in two separate coal mines in the Inner Mongolia region and in northeastern Heilongjiang province killed at least 59 people.

ALM

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