11 arrested after mine accident kills 22

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Eleven people were arrested for their roles in a deadly mine accident that killed 22 people in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, authorities said Monday.

The people’s procuratorate of Xilingol League, where the accident happened, said the suspects were charged with causing a major work safety accident.

The accident occurred on Feb. 23 when a shuttle vehicle lost control and crashed into the side of a tunnel in a lead, zinc and silver mine under Yinman Mining Company in the West Ujimqin Banner.