China: 10 killed, 40 missing after accidents in coal mines

  • PTI, Beijing
  • Updated: Aug 12, 2015 09:24 IST

At least 10 people were killed and 40 others were reported missing in two separate accidents at coal mines in China on Wednesday.

Ten people were killed in a gas outburst at a coal mine in southwest China's Guizhou Province on Tuesday night, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The explosion took place at the coal mine in Louxia Township of Pu'an County.

Rescue operations are underway and authorities looking into the cause of the accident, the report said.

In another incident, around 40 people were listed missing after a landslide swept through the living quarters of a mine company in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

The accident took place shortly after last midnight, local officials said. Rescue efforts were underway to locate them.

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