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China: Gas leak at coal mine leaves 12 dead

The accident occurred on Sunday at a mine in Jilin province, Baishan. The cause is under investigation.

By: Associated Press | Beijing | Published: March 7, 2016 11:53:45 am
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A gas leak at a coal mine in northeast China has killed 12 miners, state media reported on Monday.

The accident happened on Sunday at a mine in the Jilin province city of Baishan, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Rescuers brought one injured person to a hospital and confirmed on Monday morning that the other 12 trapped miners were dead.

The cause of the accident in under investigation. Carbon monoxide is typically the main component of noxious gases that leak from coal deposits, and they must be dispersed before poisoning miners or exploding.

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