10 trapped in coal mine gas blast in China

Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) At least 10 miners were trapped after a gas blast occurred at a coal mine in Shangrao county, China’s Jiangxi province.

The provincial coal mine safety supervision department said the accident happened around 10 p.m. in Yongji Coal Mine, when the miners were working under the pit. The blast toppled down a section of the shaft, Xinhua news agency reported.

Rescuers are still working on rescue measures to reach the trapped miners.

The owner of the privately-owned mine has been caught for police investigation. The mine’s safety production license is under renewal procedure.

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