A number of killed in coal mine accident in China’s Chongqing

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Fatalities have been amongst 24 folks trapped underground by extreme ranges of carbon monoxide fuel on the Diaoshuidong coal mine.

Not less than 18 folks have died after being trapped in a mine in China’s southwestern metropolis of Chongqing, the official Xinhua information company mentioned on Saturday, the area’s second such accident in simply over two months.

The lifeless have been amongst 24 folks trapped underground by extreme ranges of carbon monoxide fuel on the Diaoshuidong coal mine, the company mentioned, including that one survivor had been rescued whereas search efforts proceed.

Friday’s incident, which occurred at about 5pm (09:00 GMT) in a mine shut for greater than two months as the corporate dismantled underground gear, is being investigated, it added.

China’s mines are among the many world’s deadliest, with 16 deaths reported in late September after excessive ranges of carbon monoxide trapped miners on the Songzao coal mine in Chongqing.

Diaoshuidong, inbuilt 1975 and run since 1998 as a personal enterprise, is a high-gas mine with an annual capability of 120,000 tonnes of coal, Xinhua mentioned.

In 2013, three folks have been killed and two injured in a hydrogen sulphide poisoning incident on the mine, it added.