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Workers die of asphyxiation in Chinese coal mine

Authorities say eleven miners have died of asphyxiation while doing construction work in a coal mine in northern China.

  • AP
  • Published: 13:53 May 16, 2009
  • Gulf News

Beijing: Authorities say eleven miners have died of asphyxiation while doing construction work in a coal mine in northern China.

A duty officer at the State Administration of Work Safety said six people were also injured in the accident in the shaft on the outskirts of the city of Shuozhou in Shanxi province. The Xinhua News Agency said four escaped unharmed, but it only put the injured toll at two.

Inspectors were on their way to the scene to determine the cause of the accident, said the officer, who like many Chinese officials would give only his surname, Zhang. He said no other information was available.

No details were given about the injuries.


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