Print Edition - 2017-05-09  |  World News Digest

Gas leak kills 18 miners in central China

- AFP, BEIJING

May 9, 2017-

A gas leak has killed at least 18 people working in a coal mine in central China’s Hunan province, state media reported on Monday. Another 37 miners were rescued and taken to a hospital for treatment following Sunday’s accident at the Jilinqiao mine in Huangfengqiao township, according to Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities. Investigators are testing the gas while police have detained an unspecified number of people in connection with the accident, Xinhua said. China is the world’s largest coal producer.

Published: 09-05-2017 10:01

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