Eleven Workers Trapped in China Mine Accident

Beijing, – Eleven workers are trapped in a coal mine after a gas outburst in central China’s Hubei Province, according to a local government source Tuesday.

The accident occurred Monday at Xinjia Coal Mine in Badong, a county in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.

There were 46 miners working underground at the time of the incident, according to (Xinhua) news.

Sixteen workers were at the coalface where the outburst occurred. Five have been extracted safely but 11 remain trapped, the report added.

Source: Qatar News Agency