18 Miners Dead In China Accident: Govt

From AFP:

Eighteen miners are confirmed dead after a gas explosion ripped through a mine in northeast China, the State Administration of Work Safety said Tuesday.

The accident happened Monday at Baijiagou Coal Mine in Faku county, province, the safety agency said in a brief statement.

It said 81 miners were in the mine at the time of the blast, with 56 escaping unhurt and seven still missing.

August 19, 2008 2:47 AM
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