Twenty one miners have been killed in an underground coal mine explosion in
The blast occurred on Friday morning in
At the time 34 miners were working along a seam when the blast occurred, with 12 managing to escape immediately, however it trapped 22 miners underground.
Underground safety experts were quickly sent in to assess whether rescue teams could enter the mine, however the subsequent search and rescue teams only found one survivor.
This new underground explosion is just the latest in a series of deadly incidents which have rocked
In this year alone there have been a number of coal mine explosions and fires, with two separate incidents in March alone, one in China's southwest and the other in the north killing 21 and 11 people respectively.
Very few people have punished for the high number of fatal incidents in
Last year the situation reached a head when the Chinese Government announced it would be shutting 600 coal mines in an effort to ensure a safer coal mining industry.