More than twenty deaths from collapsing coal mine in China

In China, 21 miners died when a part of a mine collapsed. Rescue workers were still looking for two people who might have been locked up in the mine, but they were found dead, reports the Chinese People's Journal.


In China, 21 miners died when a part of a mine collapsed. Rescue workers were still looking for two people who might have been locked up in the mine, but they were found dead, reports the Chinese People's Journal.

The accident happened Saturday afternoon (local time) in a coal mine in the province of Shaanxi in the middle of the country. At that time, 87 people were working underground. Most of them could safely be lifted out of the mine. An investigation into the circumstances of the accident is set.

In China, problems with the underground extraction of minerals, especially coal, are the order of the day. Poor security measures and maintenance, lack of supervision and cronyism among local authorities make hundreds of victims every year.

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REF: https://www.nu.nl/buitenland/5680616/meer-dan-twintig-doden-instorten-kolenmijn-in-china.html

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