CHINA Death toll rises to 16 in southwest China coal, gas outburst

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Death toll rises to 16 in southwest China coal, gas outburst

Xinhua

11:07, December 18, 2019

GUIYANG, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Sixteen miners were killed after a coal and gas outburst happened at a coal mine in southwest China's Guizhou Province early Tuesday, local authorities said on Wednesday.

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Photo: CCTV

The accident happened at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at Guanglong Coal Mine in Anlong County, when 23 workers were working underground. Seven workers have been lifted to safety.

Rescue work has ended and investigation is underway.

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