Coal mine explosion in China, 33 miners killed

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Beijing, Nov 2: In a tragic accident in Jinshangou Coal Mine pit, at least 33 miners were burnt to death in the Chinese colliery explosion.

The casualties were confirmed after 15 more bodies of missing miners were retrieved on Wednesday morning.china mine explosion-wefornewsTotal 35 workers were working in the pit at the time when accident took place just after 11.30 a.m. on Monday.

The two miners were managed to escape unharmed, leaving 33 trapped in the pit. The bodies of 18 miners were recovered on Tuesday afternoon.china mine explosion-wefornewsAround 80 rescuers retrieved the bodies from the Jinshangou Coal Mine pit, Xinhua news agency reported.

Meanwhile, an investigation is going on in the matter.

According to the Preliminary investigations, the mine exceeded its mining boundaries, had insufficient and malfunctioning equipment, poor ventilation and management.

 Wefornews Bureau

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