14 people die in China iron mine flood, 1 missing


BEIJING — Chinese authorities said on Saturday that 14 people had died and one was missing after a flood at an iron mine earlier this month.

The search and rescue operation has ended and an investigation into the cause of the Sept. 2 flood is underway, the Tangshan city government said in a brief statement.

The mine is located about 160 kilometers east of Beijing in Hebei Province. Hebei is a major producer of iron ore and steel.

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