The miners were in a cage which suddenly fell down during operation after its electric cable caught fire at Dongrong Second Mine of the Shuangyashan branch of Longmay Mining Holding Group at 2:35 p.m. Thursday.
A total of 256 miners escaped, according to local authority.
“I was working underground when the accident happened. I smelt choking smoke in the shaft,” said a miner surnamed Zhang, who was lifted out of the mine with others on Thursday evening.
Rescue work is underway. Medical staff have arrived at the scene. – CRI
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