Three coal miners have been confirmed dead and another survived after a carbon monoxide accident happened in a coal mine in southwestern China's Guizhou province on January 19, the Xinhua News Agency reported on January 20.
Ruifeng mine, located in Dafang County, Bijie City, suffered a carbon monoxide overload accident at 7:20 am. The preliminary investigation showed that there were a total of 47 miners working underground, 43 of them ascended safely after the accident.
The survived worker was taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
The mine was given mining license on February 2008 and the designated production capacity was 0.15 million tonnes per annum.
Coal reserves stand at 11.2 billion tonnes in Dafang County, with proven reserves up to 4.54 billion tonnes, according to local energy bureau.
Two carbon monoxide overload incidents happened in the past few months in southwestern China, resulting in 34 deaths.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Harry Huo)
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