3 killed, 7 trapped after west China coal mine collapses

URUMQI, April 4 (Xinhua) — Three people were killed, one person was injured and seven more were trapped after a coal mine collapsed Sunday afternoon in west China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said Monday.

A total of 19 people were working in the mine when part of the coal mine collapsed at around 2:50 p.m. in Shache County, the regional coal mine safety inspection authorities said.

Eight people managed to escape. Bodies of the killed have been retrieved. Rescue work is underway, it added.



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