At least 18 Chinese coal miners killed by lethal gas

China state TV reports at least 18 miners have died due to high levels of carbon monoxide in the country's southwest

Via AP news wire
Saturday 05 December 2020 09:32 GMT
China Coal Mine Disaster
China Coal Mine Disaster (Xinhua)

China's state TV says at least 18 coal miners have been killed by high levels of carbon monoxide in the country s southwest.

One miner was found alive following the disaster Friday in the Diaoshidong mine in Chongqing the report said. Rescuers are looking for five others.

China’s coal mining industry used to be the world’s deadliest, suffering more than 5,000 fatalities a year. Safety improved dramatically after authorities overhauled the industry starting about 15 years ago.

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