Four still trapped in S. China mine accident

NANNING, May 3 (Xinhua) — Four mine workers were still trapped underground after 11 were rescued in a fume poisoning accident at a lead, zinc and antimony mine in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local government said. The fume poisoning occurred when workers deployed explosives to advance their digging process at around 3 p.m. at a metal mine in Jinchengjiang District, Hechi City of Guangxi. 15 miners were working underground then. Yang Yonglai, deputy director of the Hechi municipal publicity department, said rescuers have saved 11 workers, including one in critical condition. Details about the mine and identities of the trapped workers were not immediately known.


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