Tragedy strikes as coal-mine fire claims 16 lives in Southwest China’s Guizhou Province

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24th September 2023 – (Hong Kong) In a devastating incident on Sunday morning, a coal-mine fire engulfed the Shanjiaoshu Coal Mine in Panzhou, Guizhou Province, resulting in the loss of sixteen lives. Local authorities confirmed the tragic incident, which occurred at approximately 8.10am in Panguan Town.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the fire broke out after a conveyor belt within the mine caught ablaze, leading to the entrapment of the sixteen victims. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation as authorities work to determine the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking incident.

Efforts to combat the inferno were swiftly initiated, and firefighting teams were dispatched to the scene. With their determined efforts, the blaze was successfully extinguished, bringing some relief amidst the devastation. The temperature at the site of the fire has now returned to normal, allowing for a thorough assessment of the aftermath.

The loss of sixteen lives is an immense tragedy that has undoubtedly shaken the local community and the entire coal-mining industry. As the news spreads, heartfelt condolences are pouring in for the affected families and loved ones who are grieving the untimely loss of their dear ones.