16 dead in Chongqing coal mine

Sunday, September 27, 2020

As many as 16 people have died out of the 17 that were trapped in a coal mine in southwestern Chongqing municipality today, state media reports.

Exceeding levels of carbon monoxide were detected in the mine around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, trapping the people inside.

Following a rescue operation, the only survivor of the incident has been sent to a hospital for treatment.