24 dead in coal mine fire in NE China
A coal mine fire killed 24 workers and injured 52 others in northeast China's Liaoning Province, Xinhua reported referring to the state-owned Liaoning Fuxin Coal Corporation.
The fire occurred in a coal mine under Hengda Coal, a subsidiary of Fuxin Coal, a major coal producer in the province.
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.