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7 miners killed in Chinese mining accident

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 According to the Chinese state media, seven miners were killed and three others were injured in an accident at a coal mine in southwestern China on Saturday. The accident, which took place in southwestern Chongqing municipality, reportedly occurred at approximately 6 pm that day, after the connecting segment of a mining skip broke, causing it to plummet down the mine shaft.

Following the accident, the three injured miners were taken to hospital. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

Fatalities from mining accidents are common in China, where the industry has a poor safety record, despite efforts to improve conditions in coal mines.

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