Coal mine collapse in China’s Shaanxi kills 21: People’s Daily

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Coal mine collapse in China’s Shaanxi kills 21: People’s Daily

BEIJING (Reuters) – A coal mine roof collapse in northwest China’s Shaanxi province killed 21 miners on Saturday, the state-run People’s Daily reported on Sunday.

The twist of fate is the deadliest reported up to now this yr in China’s coal trade, identified for its deficient protection file.

It took place at Baiji Mining Co Ltd’s Lijiagou mine in the town of Shenmu at round four:30 p.m. (0830 GMT) on Saturday, when 87 folks had been underground, the People’s Daily mentioned.

Sixty-six miners had been rescued however 21 had been trapped underground, it reported. Nineteen of the miners had been showed lifeless in the beginning whilst a seek persevered for the 2 lacking miners; then again, they had been later discovered lifeless.

Some mining corporations in main coal hubs in Shandong and Henan provinces and portions of northeastern China have gained notices from the National Coal Mine Safety Administration asking them to halt operations for inspections that may closing till June, the state-backed Shanghai Securities News (SSN) reported on Friday.

On Sunday, the Xinhua News Agency mentioned that Shanxi province, which borders Shaanxi, would additionally perform inspections at high-risk coal mines.

Reporting by means of Tom Daly and Coco Li; Editing by means of Christian Schmollinger

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