China Coal Mine Blaze Kills Three, Traps 15 -AFP

From AFP:

Rescuers were struggling on Sunday to extinguish a three-day-old fire in a northern China mine that has killed three miners and left another 15 missing, state media reported.

The latest deadly accident in China's notoriously dangerous mining sector began on Wednesday night, when an underground cable apparently caught fire, igniting the blaze in Shanxi province, Xinhua news agency said.

Three bodies were pulled from the Huquangou mine on Thursday but another 15 miners remain unaccounted for and their fate was unknown as rescuers could not get far enough into the mine due to the blaze, officials told the agency. [Full Text]

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