Six confirmed dead after gas outburst in north China coal mine

SHIJIAZHUANG, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) — Six miners have been confirmed dead Friday three days after a gas and coal outburst in a mine in north China’s Hebei Province, local authorities said. The six bodies were retrieved in the shaft after more than 60 hours of search, officials with the local rescue crew said. The accident happened at around 11 a.m. Tuesday at Majiagou coal mine in Tangshan City of Hebei, officials said. All the other miners working underground at the time managed to escape, they said. The local work safety administration is investigating the cause of the accident.

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