5 killed in central China coal mine accident

May 29, 2019 in mining

Five people were killed and one injured in a coal mine accident in central China’s Hunan Province on 28 May 2019.

Six people were trapped when the accident occurred at around 5:10 p.m. in Xinglong Coal Mine in Longtan Township, Jiahe County in the city of Chenzhou. They were rescued and sent to local hospital after the accident.

Five people died after treatment failed. The injured is still being treated.
An initial investigation showed that the cause of the accident was a gas pour-out in the mine which left the miners without oxyzen.

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-29