China Mine Blast Leaves 18 Dead

An explosion at a warehouse for explosives and detonators at a coal mine in Hunan has killed at least 18 people. From BBC:

The explosion was so powerful that it completely destroyed the three-storey warehouse at the mine in Hunan province in central China.

Police are searching for the owners and investigating whether the explosives were bought and stored illegally.

At least 3,200 people died in China’s coal mines last year, making them the deadliest in the world.

April 18, 2009 3:38 PM
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