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26 killed, 50 injured in China’s coal mine fire

Coal Import

Beijing, Nov 26 (PTI) At least 26 coal mine workers were killed and 50 others injured today in underground fire in China’s northeastern Liaoning Province.

The fire occurred in the coal mine under Hengda Coal, a subsidiary of Fuxin Coal, a major coal producer in the province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Fuxin Coal said the rescue has been over and all the injured workers have been hospitalized. Hengda Coal has halted operations in all its mines for safety checks.

The company employs more than 4,600 people. Last year, eight workers were killed in gas leaking in a mine under Fuxin Coal mine.

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