China coal mining disaster kills 16 in Chongqing, with one survivor hospitalised

China coal mining disaster kills 16 in Chongqing, with one survivor hospitalised
Sixteen people were killed and one survivor was sent to hospital after being trapped in a coal mine accident in southwest China on Sunday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.There were excessive levels of carbon monoxide as a conveyor belt burned, trapping the 17 miners inside the Songzao mine, which belongs to a local energy company in Chongqing municipality, the Ministry of Emergency Management said in an online statement on Sunday morning.A team led by officials from the National Coal…