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Nine killed, 10 more wounded in mine collapse in northeastern China

Last update: 10/06/2019
BEIJING, June 10 (Bernama) -- As many as nine people were killed, while ten more were wounded, as a mine collapsed on Sunday in the Chinese northeastern province of Jilin, Sputnik news agency reported the Konggang Economic Development Zone's administration as saying in a statement.

According to the statement, the mine owned by Jilin Longjiabao Mining collapsed on Sunday around 8pm local time (12 pm GMT) and resulted in a 2.3 magnitude earthquake. Miners were trapped underground due to the collapse.

The local authorities ordered to immediately begin search and rescue operation, which has been completed by now. An investigation into the incident is underway.

The statement specified that all those injured were taken to hospitals, and their lives were out of danger.

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