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Seven killed, 16 missing in coal mine accident in China

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Beijing: Seven workers were killed and 16 others went missing after a coal mine accident in southwest China today.

The accident happened  at the Yanshitai Coal Mine in the Wansheng District, according to the city’s safety inspection authority, which said it was a “gas incident”.

A total of 28 miners were working down the shaft at the time of the accident.


Five of them managed to escaped, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

In another incident, all five miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in north China’s Hebei Province have been rescued.

The accident happened in a shaft in Xiandewang coal mine in Xingtai City yesterday when 14 miners were working underground.

One was killed and eight managed to escape while the other five were trapped.