Coal mine explosion injures five in Australia

Coal mine explosion injures five in Australia

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Moscow, May 6: At least five people were hospitalised, after suffering grievous injuries in an explosion at a coal mine, located in northeastern Queensland state of Australia on Wednesday, the multinational mining company confirmed.

A statement from UK-based Anglo American said, ''Five people have been injured and transported to hospital. All of the injured people's families have been contacted.'' The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) said the incident occurred at Grosvenor coal mine in the town of Moranbah, located in central Queensland's Bowen Basin. Those injured were in critical condition, as they suffered burns to their torsos and airways. Anglo American said that other workers were evacuated and the mining operations were suspended. (UNI)