At least 18 die in China coal mine accident

At least 17 people were today killed in a gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in southwest China`s Yunnan Province.

Beijing: At least 17 people were today killed in a gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in southwest China`s Yunnan Province.
The coal and gas outburst occurred in a shaft of the Shangchang coal mine in Huangnihe township of Fuyuan County resulting in the death of the miners, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
According to preliminary investigation, sixty-six miners were underground when the mishap took place and 49 of them escaped unscathed from the mine.

PTI

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