Five miners were killed when the roof of a mine collapsed in southwest China.

Five miners have died when a mine roof collapsed in southwest China.

Media reported that 25 miners were underground at a mine in Sichuan province when part of the roof collapsed on Sunday morning. According to the provincial emergency management, 5 workers were killed, 3 were seriously injured, and others managed to escape. She said that this mine does not extract coal, without going into details.

Meanwhile, rescue efforts continued in the city of Alaksa in northern China’s Inner Mongolia region, where a coal mine collapsed last week. The death toll from this accident is still 6 people, and 6 more people were pulled out of the rubble alive. Another 47 workers are listed as missing. The cause of the collapse of one of the walls of the mine 6 days ago is still being investigated, and the authorities have arrested an unknown number of people.

For his part, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for “comprehensive search and rescue efforts.” Local authorities have ordered inspections and improvements at other mines in Inner Mongolia that produce much of the coal and rare earths on which China’s economy depends.

Authorities have previously dispatched more than 1,000 rescuers equipped with heavy machinery, trap detection equipment and rescue dogs to the scene.

Source: AB

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