Many left dead in China’s iron-ore mine explosion

iron-ore mine explosion in China

An explosion in an iron-ore mine, Tuesday left eleven people dead and another nine injured in the northeast province of Liaoning, China.

According to reports, twenty-five people are trapped in the mine. Some of the trapped victims were able to contact people outside.

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Injured persons have been rushed to hospital and the municipal government of Benxi, where the accident occurred, has dispatched a rescue team, CCTV said.

The incident took place while drilling a mining shaft run by China National Coal Group Co. the broadcaster said.

Deadly mining accidents are common in China due to lack of safety precautions.

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Similar occurrences took place in 2016 and 2017 leaving a great number of death victims.

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