22 workers trapped in coal mine accident in China

By: | Published: October 21, 2018 11:51 AM

A rock burst has ripped through a coal mine in east China's Shandong Province, leaving at least 22 workers trapped, officials said.

coal mine, coal mine accident, china, workers trapped, coal mine workers trapped, Shandong Province, world newsThe 22 miners were trapped after the rock burst on Saturday night inside the mine. (Representational image: Reuters)

A rock burst has ripped through a coal mine in east China’s Shandong Province, leaving at least 22 workers trapped, officials said. The incident happened in the coal mine in Yuncheng County, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted local officials as saying. The 22 miners were trapped after the rock burst on Saturday night inside the mine, the report said. Ventilation in the coal mine has recovered and rescue work is under way. In August, 13 miners were killed in a mine explosion in southern China. Though the number of deaths has reduced at coal mines in recent years, mining accidents are common in China, the world’s largest coal producer.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Switch to Hindi Edition