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16 killed in coal mine accident in China

The accident occurred at the Songzao coal mine in Qijiang district. It belongs to a local energy company, according to the district government.

By: PTI | Beijing | September 27, 2020 5:45:14 pm
In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers arrive at a coal mine in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. More than a dozen of people died Sunday in the A 75-member rescue team has entered the mine and 30 medical workers have rushed to the scene. (Huang Wei/Xinhua via AP)

Sixteen people trapped in a coal mine in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on Sunday were killed due to the presence of excessive levels of carbon monoxide, official media reported.

The incident happened when the burning belts in the mine caused the carbon monoxide to exceed safety limit, trapping 17 people inside, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

A 75-member rescue team has entered the mine and 30 medical workers have rushed to the scene, it said.

One person who survived the accident was rushed to the hospital, CGTN TV reported.

The excessive levels of carbon monoxide were detected in the mine at around 12:30 am.

The accident occurred at the Songzao coal mine in Qijiang district. It belongs to a local energy company, according to the district government.

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