Coal mine caught fire in China following quake; 24 people died
Almaty. November 26. KazTAG - 24 people died in the coal mine in north-east of China which caught fire following a quake, reports the Xinhua news agency.
"24 people have died, 52 have been injured in the mine which caught fire in the morning on November 26 operated by the state-owned Liaoning Fuxin Coal Corporation," reads the message.
Initial investigation showed that coal dust in a shaft was ignited shortly after a weak earthquake with a magnitude of just 1.6 hit the mine, said the report.