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At least 16 killed in coal mine fire in Chinas southwest

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At least 16 killed in coal mine fire in Chinas southwest

Published September 24,2023


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At least 16 individuals have been killed when a fireplace broke out on the Shanjiaoshu Coal Mine in China’s southwest at round 8:10 am (0010 GMT) Sunday, native officers mentioned.

The fireplace was extinguished however “after preliminary verification, 16 people have no vital signs”, the Panzhou City authorities mentioned in a discover posted on its web site.

“It was preliminarily determined that the conveyor belt caught fire,” the discover mentioned.

The Panzhou City mine is about 3,600 kilometres (2,250 miles) southwest of the capital, Beijing.

While security within the mining sector in China has improved in current many years, accidents nonetheless ceaselessly plague the business, typically attributable to lax enforcement of security protocols, particularly on the most rudimentary websites.

In February, a coal mine collapse within the northern Inner Mongolia area left dozens of individuals and automobiles buried underneath a mountain of particles.

Authorities didn’t disclose the ultimate demise toll for months, solely revealing in June that 53 individuals had been killed.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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