Updated: 06/04/2014 00:00 | By Agence France-Presse

22 dead in southwest China coal mine accident: state media

Twenty-two people have been killed in an accident at a coalmine in the southwest Chinese city of Chongqing, state media reported Tuesday. 


22 dead in southwest China coal mine accident: state media

File photo shows a coal-depot beside the the Pengxi River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, on November 29, 2007 - by Frederic J. Brown

The accident at the Yanshitai coal mine occurred in the afternoon and was described as a "gas incident" by local authorities, China's official news agency Xinhua said.

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