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Explosion kills coal mine in Henan province

Mining industry / Asia

Last month, the provincial government said it approved the opening of the mine after it was closed due to safety concerns.

Explosion kills coal mine in Henan province

On June 4, 2021, at 5:50 pm local time, coal and gas were released at the bottom of mine No. 3002 of Coal Mine No. 6 of Hebi Coal and Electricity Co., Ltd. As a result of the accident, 1 person died, 7 people were missing. About this reported on the website of the Hebi city government, Henan province, China.

The city authorities set up an emergency response headquarters and began rolling out an emergency response plan. Rescue operations are currently underway at the scene.

In January that ten miners were killed in an explosion at a gold mine in China's coastal Shandong province.

In December last year, 23 people died in a coal mine in the southwestern city of Chongqing. Three months ago, 16 people died in another a coal mine in the same area.

Chinese mines are considered one of the deadliest in the world.

China conducts safety checks at coal mines across the country, but record high coal prices are forcing miners to ramp up production to fill the supply gap.

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