One dead, 2 missing after coal mine fire in SW China
One person was confirmed dead and another two missing after a coal dust fire Wednesday morning in southwestern China's Yunnan Province, according to local government.
The accident happened at around 11:00 a.m. at Chayuan Coal Mine in Niujie Town of Yiliang County, when 10 people were working underground. Seven escaped unharmed.
Rescue work is under way.
The coal mine is a private one with an annual production capacity of 30,000 tonnes.