Nearly 50 people are still missing in China today after a mine collapse killed six, according to new figures cited by AFP.

Rescue operations involving hundreds of people continue two days after the tragedy in the northern region of Inner Mongolia.

Miners were overwhelmed on Wednesday when a 180-meter hill collapsed on an open-pit coal mine, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

Search operations were suspended after a landslide was triggered on Wednesday evening, but have resumed, according to CCTV.

According to TV data, six dead, six injured and 47 missing are known so far.

Nearly 60 people are trapped underground after a mine collapse in China

China's Ministry of Emergency Situations called for "immediately making all efforts to search for the missing and not losing hope that they will be found," Xinhua news agency reported today.

More images of the collapse of a coal mine in #China.

A coal mine collapsed in Inner #Mongolia in China, killing 6 people and trapping 47 others.

— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) February 24, 2023


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