Nine killed in Chinese rock burst


Beijing :  Nine people were killed and 10 others wounded following a rock burst late Sunday at a coal mine in Longjiapu, northeast China’s Jilin Province.

The burst occured at around 2000 hrs (local time) at Longjiapu coal mining company and caused an earthquake measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale, Xinhua quoted local authorities. The injured workers were immediately rushed to the nearby hospital and are said to be out of danger.

An emergency response has been activated and relevant teams have been dispatched to assist the rescue work.

The cause of the accident is under investigation and is yet to be ascertained.

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