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Chinese authorities confirm 17 people trapped in flooded mine

AP
Published May 17, 2019, 11:45 am IST
Updated May 17, 2019, 11:45 am IST
The incidents underscore continuing problems with occupational safety despite a government drive to improve standards.
China has suffered a spate of industrial accidents in recent months. (Photo:AP)
 China has suffered a spate of industrial accidents in recent months. (Photo:AP)

Beijing: Chinese authorities say 17 people have been trapped in a flooded iron mine in the country's northeast.

The accident comes a day after 10 people were killed when a building being refurbished in the financial hub of Shanghai collapsed.

 

The incidents underscore continuing problems with occupational safety despite a government drive to improve standards. The mine accident took place in Heilongjiang province's Cuihongshan at around 3 a.m. Friday.

Of those working in the mine at the time of the flood, 26 escaped. Mine floods often occur when workers breach adjoining shafts, galleries or drifts that had previously been flooded.

China has suffered a spate of industrial accidents in recent months. In March, 78 people were killed in a blast at a chemical plant in the eastern city of Yancheng.

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Location: China, Hebei, Baoding




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