18 Miners Dead In China Accident: Govt

From AFP:

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

The accident happened Monday at Baijiagou Coal Mine in Faku county, Liaoning 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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