6 Killed in Coal Mine Accident in E China

Six miners were killed and another seriously injured in a coal mine accident in east China’s Jiangxi province Tuesday morning, local authorities said.

The accident happened at about 8:30 a.m. at the privately-run Xinshan Coal Mine in Ouli township in the city of Xinyu, when a lift loaded with seven miners malfunctioned and fell to the bottom of the mine pit.

A rescue team rushed to the site immediately. The injured miner was sent to the local hospital and is said to be in a stable condition now.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.



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