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4 killed, 9 missing in China's coal mine accident

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

At least four persons were killed and nine others remain missing in a coal mine accident in China's province, reported.

The coal and happened yesterday at 9.10 pm in the Zimujia coal mine in Guizhou's Panzhou city, state-run agency reported.

The cause of the explosion was unclear, while rescue work was underway, it said.

Mining accidents are common in However, the number of deaths have reduced at mines in recent years.

In June this year, a powerful explosion in a iron mine in country's northeast province claimed the lives of 11 people and left nine others injured.

Similarly in May, a ripped through a coal mine in central China's province, killing at least five workers.

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

First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 11:50 IST