5 killed, 6 trapped in mine ac­ci­dent

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Five min­ers have been con­firmed dead, and six re­main trapped in a coal mine af­ter a gas out­burst in Badong county, lo­cal author­i­ties said on Tues­day. The in­ci­dent oc­curred at about 8 pm on Mon­day at Xin­jia Coal Mine. Six­teen work­ers were at the coal seam where the out­burst oc­curred. Five man­aged to es­cape. By Tues­day af­ter­noon, res­cuers had re­trieved five bod­ies. A search for the trapped min­ers is un­der­way.

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