Fifty-year coal fire extinguished

AN underground coal fire that has threatened to deplete the Terak coal deposit has finally been put out, after 50 years of burning.
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Staff Reporter

ABC News reported the fire - which burned 12 million tonnes of coal - was responsible for cave-ins in the Xinjiang Province that destroyed roads and homes and emitted poisonous smoke.

The ABC News report explained firefighters bore into the coal bed, pumped water and slurry into the hole and deprived the fire of oxygen to put out the blaze.

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