Eight killed and one missing in gold mine accident in China

Feng Xue
By Feng Xue
March 25, 2017China News

A gold mine accident in central China killed at least 8 people, with one person still unaccounted for.

The incident took place on March 24 in Lingbao City, Henan Province, according to China’s state media.

Footage showed rescuers carrying miners and smoke rising from the entrance of the mine. Eighteen miners were working underground at the mine when the accident occurred.

The mine is owned by Henan Qinling Gold Mine, a subsidiary of China National Gold Group Corporation.

Chinese state media said the accident was caused by “unexpected smoke,” which might have been from an underground fire. Further investigation is still underway, it added.

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