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Nine killed in gas explosion in coal mine in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Nine persons were killed and eight others injured in a coal mine in northeast China's Heilongjiang province, the state media reported today.

The incident took place at the Yuchen coal mine in Jidong County, Jixi, yesterday while 17 miners were working underground, officials said.


Eight persons were rescued and rushed to a hospital where their condition was stable.

An investigation into the cause of the is under way, officials said.

is the world's biggest producer and consumer of coal. In August, China's State Council had announced to launch a new round of safety checks at coal mines and chemical plants starting September.

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

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 15:42 IST
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