중국 북부의 석탄 광산에 폭발 사고로 43명의 광부들이 갱도에 갇혔습니다.

중국의 관영 신화통신은 북부 산시 성의 광산 지하 갱도에서 폭발 사고가 발생했으며, 15명의 광부가 구사일생으로 갱도에서 탈출했다고  보도했습니다.

지하 갱도에 갇혀 있는 나머지 광부 43명의 생사 여부는 알려지지 않은 채, 현재 구조 작업이 진행되고 있습니다.

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An explosion at a coal mine in northern China has trapped 43 workers.

China's official Xinhua news agency today (Friday) says explosives went off accidentally deep in the pit of a mine located in northern Shanxi province (Xiaoyi City). The report says 15 workers managed to escape.

The fate of those trapped in the mine is unknown, and a rescue effort is ongoing.

China's mining industry is notoriously unsafe, but Xinhua says the mine (run by Anxin Coal Mining Company) passed recent safety inspections.

China has the world's deadliest mines. Last year, explosions, cave-ins and floods in mines in China killed around 38-hundred people.