10 die in coalmine blast in China's Shanxi Province

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New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): A coalmine gas explosion in north China's Shanxi Province has resulted in death of at least 10 people.

The accident occurred on Tuesday evening when 41 miners were working in the shaft of Chentong Coal Industry Co., Ltd., in Yuxian County, said a spokesperson for work safety authorities on Wednesday.

Twenty-seven people escaped from the scene unhurt and 14 were trapped underground, said Liu Xianyun, of the work safety committee of Yangquan City, which administers Yuxian County.

Three of the trapped miners had been rescued, while 10 were confirmed dead and one was still missing, Liu said at a press conference, the China Daily reports.

The company was licensed with an annual production capacity of 600,000 tonnes.

Rescue work is continuing, and work safety authorities are investigating the cause of the accident. (ANI)

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