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12 killed in coal mine accident in China

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At least 12 people have been killed in an accident at a coal mine in northeastern China. 13 others were injured. This information was informed in the report of the local media on Thursday.

China’s state media CCTV reported that the accident occurred at a coal mine in Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province on Wednesday at 3:50 p.m. 12 people were killed and 13 people were injured. The injured have been admitted to hospital. A coal mining vehicle meets with an accident. Investigation is going on in this incident.

Last November, another coal mine accident in Heilongjiang province killed 11 people. In addition, 16 people died in a fire in a coal mine in Guizhou province in southwest China last September.

Mining accidents are very common in China. According to the country’s government data, 245 people were killed in 168 mining accidents last year.


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