China coal mine accident claims 17 lives

An accident at a coal mine in southwest China has claimed 17 lives, according to reports. Eleven others were saved by rescuers and are undergoing medical treatment after coal and […]

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By Vicky Ellis

An accident at a coal mine in southwest China has claimed 17 lives, according to reports. Eleven others were saved by rescuers and are undergoing medical treatment after coal and gas explosion hit the mine on Tuesday morning, said Chinese state media. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway, reported China.org.cn.