AFP:7 dead in southwest China mining accident16 December 2018 | 05:30 | FOCUS News Agency
The accident occurred around 6.00pm (1000 GMT) Saturday after the connecting segment of a mining skip broke, causing it to plummet down the mine shaft, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The three injured miners were rushed to hospital following the accident, which took place in southwestern Chongqing municipality.
The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
Deadly mining accidents are common in China, where the industry has a poor safety record, despite efforts to improve coal production conditions and crack down on illegal mines.
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