China’s state TV says no less than 18 coal miners have been killed by excessive ranges of carbon monoxide within the nation’s southwest.

One miner was discovered alive following the catastrophe Friday within the Diaoshidong mine in Chongqing, the report stated.

Rescuers are in search of 5 others.

China’s coal mining trade was the world’s deadliest, struggling greater than 5,000 fatalities a 12 months.

Security improved dramatically after authorities overhauled the trade beginning about 15 years in the past.

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