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8 people killed, 8 more missing in China coal mine accident, rescue ops underway – Times of India

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HENAN: At least eight people were killed and another eight missing after an accident took place in a coal mine in the Chinese city of Pingdingshan in Henan province, Xinhua reported citing local authorities on Friday.
A total of 425 people were inside the coal mine of the Pingdingshan Tianan Coal Mining Co., Ltd. when the incident happened at 2:55 pm on Friday.
Xinhua reported that 380 of the trapped miners were extracted safely while preliminary investigation revealed that the accident was caused by a coal and gas outburst.
The agency reported, quoting the city’s emergency management agency, that of 1 am (local time) on Saturday, of the 45 missing miners, eight were confirmed dead and another eight were reported to be still missing.
Further details awaited.





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