An aerial view of the Songzao coal mine in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, where 16 workers died in a mining accident on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua An aerial view of the Songzao coal mine in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, where 16 workers died in a mining accident on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
An aerial view of the Songzao coal mine in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, where 16 workers died in a mining accident on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua

China coal mining disaster kills 16 in Chongqing, with one survivor hospitalised

  • Preliminary investigation finds that a conveyor belt fire released excessive levels of carbon monoxide into the Songzao mine
  • In August, electrical wiring exploded at a mine in eastern China’s Shandong province, killing seven people

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An aerial view of the Songzao coal mine in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, where 16 workers died in a mining accident on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua An aerial view of the Songzao coal mine in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, where 16 workers died in a mining accident on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
An aerial view of the Songzao coal mine in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, where 16 workers died in a mining accident on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
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