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11 dead in northeast China mine accident: Report

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Nov 28, 2023 05:39 PM IST

China Mine Accident: The incident took place at 2:40 pm local time (0640 GMT) at a mine outside the city of Shuangyashan in the province's east.

Eleven people died in an accident at a coal mine in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province on Tuesday, state media outlet CCTV said.

China Mine Accident: The incident took place at 2:40 pm local time (0640 GMT).(Representational)
China Mine Accident: The incident took place at 2:40 pm local time (0640 GMT).(Representational)

The accident occurred at 3 p.m. (0700 GMT) at the Shuangyang coal mine of Heilongjiang Longmei Shuangyashan Mining Co, and is initially believed to have been caused by a rock burst, the report said.

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The cause of the accident is under further investigation, CCTV added. Rock bursts happen when pent up energy stored in rock causes it to violently fracture.

The report did not provide information on whether other people were still unaccounted for.

China's coal mines have seen a string of deadly accidents this year despite repeated government calls for stricter enforcement of safety standards, as miners seek to step up coal output.

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