China coal mine accident kills nine, injures 10

 

China coal mine accident kills nine, injures 10

Beijing - This is the third fatal mining accident in China in less than a month.

By Reuters

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Published: Mon 10 Jun 2019, 1:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 10 Jun 2019, 3:12 PM

A coal mine accident in China's northeastern Jilin province on late Sunday left nine dead and 10 injured, said a local district government in a statement.
That makes for the third fatal mining accident in China in less than a month, indicating poor safety conditions in the country's mines despite frequent inspections.
The accident occurred following a minor earthquake measured at 2.3 magnitude, according to the statement.
The coal mine is operated by Longjiapu Mining Co, a subsidiary of state-backed Liaoyuan Mining Group, and has an annual capacity of 3 million tonnes.
Production at Longjiapu has been halted after the accident, and as yet there is no timeline for a restart, a representative of the coal mine told Reuters.
Thermal coal prices on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange rose 0.9 per cent to 587 yuan ($84.67) a tonne on Monday.


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