Four missing after gold mine collapses in Mongolia

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ULAN BATOR, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Four people are missing after a gold mine collapsed in Mongolia's central province of Tuv on Thursday afternoon, local media reported.

Two miners have been rescued, and a search for the missing is continuing. The collapsed gold mine is run by the company Eco Altan Zaamar.

The accident happened in Zaamar soum, a region hit by a 4.6-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday evening. The mine collapse may be related to the quake, the media said, quoting the Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences as saying. Enditem

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