Carbon monoxide kills seven in NE China coal mine

Photo taken on Jan. 12, 2010 shows the entrance of the mine where a carbon monoxide poisoning occured in Laoxiapan colliery in the Naizi Mountain in Jiaohe city, northeast China's Jilin Province. Seven workers died of carbon monoxide poisoning here Monday evening. Another four injured workers were rushed to hospital and were out of danger after medical treatment. Work safety authorities were investigating the cause of the accident. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiaoliang)

CHANGCHUN, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Seven workers died of carbon monxide poisoning Monday evening in a coal mine in northeast China’s Jilin Province, local authorities said. The accident occurred at about 6 p.m. in the Laoxiapan collieryin the Naizi Mountain in Jiaohe city. Five miners died at the scene and another two died during the rescue operation, the provincial emergency response office said. Another four injured workers were rushed to hospital and were out of danger after medical treatment. Work safety authorities were investigating the cause of the accident.

Two miners walk past the entrance of the mine where a carbon monoxide poisoning occured in Laoxiapan colliery in the Naizi Mountain in Jiaohe city, northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 12, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiaoliang)

A miner, injured by a carbon monoxide poisoning occured in Laoxiapan colliery in the Naizi Mountain, receives treatment in a hospital in Jiaohe city, northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 12, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiaoliang)

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