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22 workers trapped after coal mine accident in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

At least 22 workers are trapped in a coal mine in China's northeastern Heilongjiang Province, the latest accident to hit the country's mining industry.

The accident took place around 9:00 pm yesterday in Qitaihe city and 22 workers are trapped in the mine, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

Rescue operations are underway and the cause of the mishap is being investigated, it said.

China's mining industry has long been among the world's deadliest with frequent mine accidents.

is the world's largest producer and consumer of coal.

An at a mine in the southwestern region of Chongqing on October 31 killed 33 people, just weeks after a gas in another mine in Guizhou province killed seven people.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 09:22 IST