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Two Killed, Four Missing in a Fire at a Gold Mine in East China

Mining industry / Asia

This is the second fatal accident at a gold mine in Shandong province since the beginning of the year.

Two Killed, Four Missing in a Fire at a Gold Mine in East China

Two people were killed and four were missing in a fire on Wednesday at a gold mine in Shandong province in eastern China, local authorities said.

The fire broke out when workers were repairing equipment at the Caojiawa gold mine located in Zhaoyuan City, a source in the Yantai City Administration that runs Zhaoyuan said.

According to local authorities, two of the workers were found dead and eight people were trapped underground. Later, four were saved, four more remain on the list of missing persons.

Recall that a month ago in the same province there was an explosion at one of the gold mines in Qixia, which is administratively subordinate to the city of Yantai, as a result of which 22 miners were trapped underground. After two weeks of rescue operations, 11 living miners and 10 bodies of the dead were raised to the surface, one of the miners is still missing.

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