One dead, 2 lost in coal mine fire in SW China

KUNMING – One person was confirmed dead and another two missing after a coal dust fire Wednesday morning in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province, according to local government. The accident happened at around 11:00 a.m. at Chayuan Coal Mine in Niujie Town of Yiliang County, when 10 people were working underground. Seven escaped unharmed.Rescue work is under way.The coal mine is a private one with an annual production capacity of 30,000 tonnes.


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