外文标题：Coal mine fire kills 24 in China: Xinhua
BEIJING: A fire at a coal mine in northeast China killed 24 workers on Wednesday, state media reported.
The blaze at the mine in Liaoning province also left 52 injured, Xinhua news agency said, quoting the state-owned Fuxin Coal Corporation.
There were no immediate details on the cause of the fire but mining accidents are common in China, the world's largest consumer of coal, where mine operators often skirt safety regulations.
Last year, China recorded 589 mining-related accidents, leaving 1,049 people dead or missing, according to the government. But both the number of accidents and fatalities were down more than 24 percent from 2012.
Authorities have sought to shut down small mines, a major source of accidents, in an effort to consolidate the industry.
In June 22 people were killed in an accident at a coal mine in the southwest city of Chongqing.
drvni drvni (California)
Is it a compromise on safety standards?
Immanuel Nadar (Unknown)
Need to adopt proper safety measures. Let the souls rest in peace who died.
Vishal Padihari ()
Report of accidents in mines in China, we have heard in past also.. It gives a doubt regarding the safety measures taken in China...
Hopkin Hwang (Thailand)
so sorry to hear that!
madhu v ()
A fire at a coal mine in northeast China killed 24 workers on Wednesday
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Prasad Ch (Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh)
very sad, RIP
Vitusowen Susngi ()
Sad incident. The Chinese government should take steps to prevent such accidents since such type of accidents are common there
Manish Bhatt (New Delhi, India)
So sad and unfortunate. RIP