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27 sept. 2020 | 18h22 UTC

China: At least 16 miners killed in mine accident near Chongqing September 27

China Alerte de sécurité

At least 16 miners killed in mine accident near Chongqing September 27; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 27/9/2020, 12h00 until 30/9/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION China

Event

On Sunday, September 27, at least 16 employees of a coal mine just outside of Chongqing were killed due to inhalation of lethal amounts of carbon monoxide after a conveyor belt caught fire. Local sources said that one worker survived the incident and is being treated at a local hospital. An investigation into the incident is underway. 

Context

Mining accidents are common in China, where the industry has a poor safety record, and regulations are often weakly enforced.

Advice

Individuals present in the abovementioned area are advised to monitor developments.

 

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