Northeast China Coal Mine Fire Kills 21 Workers, Xinhua Says

A state-owned coal mine caught fire on Friday in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, leaving 21 workers dead and one missing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the local government.

The incident is under control and 16 workers managed to escape, Xinhua said, without further elaborating. A total of 38 miners were working in the mine, operated by the provincial government’s Heilongjiang Longmay Mining Holding Group Co., when the fire broke out, according to the report.

— With assistance by Jun Luo

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