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Three killed in coal mine collapse in NW China

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09:29, August 10, 2011

Three miners died after a coal mine collapsed on Tuesday in northwest Shaanxi Province, according to the mine's operator.

The accident occurred at 11:10 a.m. in the mine operated by Shaanxi

Pubai Baishui Coal Mine Co. in Baishui County while five miners were working underground, said a spokesman with the company.

Three died after failing to respond to emergency treatment and another was slightly injured. One miner escaped, said the spokesman.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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