3 die in iron mine cave-in in east China

A cave-in in an unfinished iron mine killed three construction workers in east China’s Anhui Province late Friday, local authorities announced Saturday. The accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. Friday in Lilou Iron Mine run by Anhui Kaifa Mining Co. in Huoqiu County when eight workers were digging the ventilation shaft, the county’s publicity department said in a statement. Five workers escaped to safety, but three buried were found dead at about 8:20 a.m. Saturday, it said. The mine has been shut down in wake of the accident. Local work safety officials are investigating the cause of the accident.



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