16 dead in Chongqing coal mine

China | 27 Sep 2020 4:52 pm

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.

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