At Least 2 Killed, 12 Missing After Accidents in Chinese Coal Mines

June 5, 2021 Updated: June 7, 2021

Two people were killed and 12 were missing after two separate accidents at coal mines in China, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Saturday, June 5.

The two deaths took place at a mine run by Henan Hebi Coal and Electricity Co. late on Friday, CCTV said.

It did not give details about the cause of the accident, which left six people missing.

In the north of the country, another six people were reported missing on Saturday after an accident at a coal mining plant in Heilongjiang province, the broadcaster said later.

The actual number of casualties from such events may be much higher. The actual number of casualties is difficult to verify, as the Chinese regime routinely suppresses or alters information.

Epoch Times staff contributed to this report