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Gas leak in coal mine kills 18 in China

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 May 2017, 14:48 IST
(ANI)

At least 18 workers were killed in a gas leak at a coal mine in China's Hunan province, local media reports said.

The incident happened on 7 May when miners were working in the shaft of the mine in Hunan province's Youxian County, Xinhua News agency reported.

Thirty-seven miners have been rescued in the incident.

Six officials, including a deputy county chief, have been sacked after the incident.

Coal mine accidents are frequent in the region as the mines lack enforcement of safety standards.

-ANI

First published: 8 May 2017, 14:48 IST
 
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