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Head of coal mine in Shanxi detained after 4-day delay in reporting landslide that kills 4

(CNTV)    13:14, August 15, 2017

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Four people were killed and five others are still missing after a landslide happened at a coal mine in north China's Shanxi Province last Friday. However it took over four days for the the head of the coal mine to report the incident, who gave himself up on Tuesday.

The accident took place at around 3:00 p.m. local time on Friday afternoon at Lvxin coal mine of Shanxi Coal Sales Co.,LTD in Heshun county, Jinzhong city, Shanxi Province, burying 10 people, five excavators, and one tanker.

One of the ten people buried has been rescued, but four of them were killed and five others are missing.

Gao Yang, the head of Lvxin coal mine, didn't report the accident to relevant authorities until Tuesday morning, and has been detained.

The rescue work is underway.

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