16 dead in China coal-mine fire

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Sixteen people have been confirmed dead in a coal-mine fire in the city of Panzhou, southwest China's Guizhou Province, on Sunday morning, reported Xinhua, quoting local authorities.

The fire occurred around 8:10 a.m. at the Shanjiaoshu Coal Mine in Panguan Town, according to the city government of Panzhou.

Initial investigations suggest that the 16 people were trapped after a conveyor belt caught fire.

The blaze has been extinguished, and temperatures have returned to normal at the site of the fire, officials said.

  •  China
  •  coal mine
  •  Fire

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

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