Search continues for 47 missing in China mine

24 February 2023
2023-02-24 20:07

Death toll from the collapse of an open pit coal mine in northern China has increased to six, with 47 people still missing, according to official reports.

Excavators and bulldozers are digging into the 80-meter-high collapsed pile to move the rocks and dirt and unearth the buried people. Inner Mongolia is a key region for mining of coal and various minerals and rare earths, which critics say has ravaged the original landscape of mountains, grassy steppes and deserts.

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