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14 Dead In Coal Mine Accident in China's Guizhou
14 Dead In Coal Mine Accident in China's Guizhou

Beijing, 6 Mar (ONA) --- Fourteen people were killed in a coal mine accident in China's southwest Guizhou province, the official Xinhua news agency said today after a 10-day rescue operation.

A collapse at the Shunxun coal mine in Zhenfeng county trapped the 14 people on 25 February 2022.The mine has an annual capacity of 150,000 tonnes, data from the National Energy Administration showed.

China's mines are among the world's deadliest. The country in recent years has been calling for an end to small coal mines with an annual capacity below 300,000 tonnes due to environmental and safety concerns.

--- Ends/Thuraiya/KH