54 dead, 22 missing in colliery blast in Tangshan – Xinhua

Xin 14120205065755318441 From Xinhua:

Fifty-four miners were confirmed dead and 22 remained missing in a colliery gas blast occurred in Tangshan City, north China’s Hebei Province on Wednesday.

Rescuers were still searching for the trapped under the coal mine.

A Xinhua reporter at the accident site in Liuguantun Colliery in Kaiping District of Tangshan verified that 186 miners were working underground when the blast occurred at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

This reporter found that 82 miners managed to escape the explosion, and 104 miners were trapped, after the blast.

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December 7, 2005 8:50 AM
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