Coal mine explosion kills nine workers in northern China: Reports

The latest accident follows an announcement by China's State Council on August 31 to launch a new round of safety checks at coal mines and chemical plants starting in September after injuries during an incident at a state-owned coal mine in August.

By: Reuters | Beijing | Published:September 14, 2017 12:58 pm
coal mine, china coal mine explosion, coal mine china blast, yuchen coal mine, china mine blast, Heilongjiang, jixi, china news, world news, asia news, indian express A general view shows Pinggang coal mine from the state-owned Longmay Group on the outskirts of Jixi, in Heilongjiang province, China October 24, 2015. (Reuters/File Photo)

An explosion late on Wednesday at a small coal mine in China’s northern province of Heilongjiang killed nine workers, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Thursday. The incident occurred at the Yuchen coal mine, which has 60,000 tonnes of annual production capacity, located in the city of Jixi.

The latest accident follows an announcement by China’s State Council on August 31 to launch a new round of safety checks at coal mines and chemical plants starting in September after injuries during an incident at a state-owned coal mine in August. China’s coal output in August fell to a 10-month low, data from the National Statistics Bureau showed on Thursday, suggesting mines have reduced production in the wake of major accidents.

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