3 killed in mine collapse in China

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Beijing, Apr 4: At least three persons were killed and seven were trapped after a coal mine collapsed in west China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

A total of 19 people were working in the mine when part of the coal mine collapsed yesterday at around 2:50 PM in Shache County, the regional coal mine safety inspection authorities were quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua news agency.


Eight persons managed to escape. Three persons were killed one was injured and seven more were trapped, authorities said. Bodies of the killed have been taken out. Rescue work is underway, it added.


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