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Fifty miners hospitalised following gas leak

Update: February, 17/2012 - 10:10

HA NOI — About 50 miners were hospitalised last night after a gas leak at the Cam Thanh Coal Mine run by the Ha Long Coal One Member Limited Company.

No casualties at the mine in Quang Ninh Province were reported. All miners working at the mine during the gas leak were taken to hospital for health checks, according to Ha Long Coal company director Vu Van Dien.

Dien said all mining teams were evacuated after several miners complained of breathing difficulties and nausea. These miners were sent to emergency units at the Cam Pha District General Hospital and the Coc 7 Coal Hospital.

It is suspected the miners suffered from Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning following a gas leak in the mine, according to Dien. — VNS

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