• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

10 killed in coal mine accident in China

By Pti

Beijing, May 4: At least 10 people were killed and four others trapped in a coal mine accident in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province.

The mine was flooded resulting in the deaths of the miners. One body was retrieved and four others still trapped, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

An initial investigation showed that water from an abandoned mined-out area above the mining platform, where the accident occurred, was to blame for the tragedy.

The accident happened yesterday a shaft of the Junyuan coal mine in Xing'an district of the resource-rich city of Hegang when 28 miners were working in the pit.

Fourteen of the miners managed to escape or have been rescued, an official with the local safety administration said. The coal mine is licensed, according to the Hegang city government.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more