Sixteen staff died and one is in a crucial situation after being trapped underground in a coal mine in southwest China on Sunday, reported state broadcaster CCTV.
A conveyor belt caught hearth within the early hours of the morning, state information company Xinhua cited the federal government as saying, which produced harmful ranges of carbon monoxide.
Medics are preventing to avoid wasting the lifetime of the remaining survivor, CCTV reported.
The reason for the accident continues to be below investigation, stated the Qijiang district authorities on social media platform Weibo.
The ability, Songzao Coal Mine, is owned by state vitality agency Chongqing Vitality and positioned simply outdoors town of Chongqing.
Mining accidents are frequent in China, the place the trade has a poor security document and laws are sometimes weakly enforced.
No less than 14 miners have been killed in a coal and fuel blast final December at a mine in southwestern Guizhou province.
In December 2018, seven miners have been killed in Chongqing after the connecting phase of a skip broke and fell down a shaft.
In October the identical 12 months, 21 miners died in japanese Shandong province after stress inside a mine brought on rocks to fracture and break, blocking the tunnel and trapping the employees. Just one miner was rescued alive.
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