Coal mine fire leaves 12 dead in east China
A coal mine fire has left 12 workers dead in east China's Jiangxi Province, local authorities said Saturday, Xinhua reported.
The accident took place at about 4 p.m. Friday at the Miaoshang Coal Mine in Yushui District, in Xinyu City, the district government said in a statement.
The victims' bodies were retrieved Saturday morning, the statement said.
"An initial investigation indicates the fire was caused by short circuit of underground cables," it said.
The coal mine reports an annual output capacity of 60,000 tonnes.