Eleven Dead in Coal Mine Blast in North China
Xinhua reports on the latest mining disaster:
At least 11 people are dead and three are missing after a coal mine gas blast Monday in Shanxi Province, the local coal industry authority said.
The explosion ripped through a shaft of the Xingguang Coal Industry Co. Ltd. in Jinzhong City at 11:10 a.m. when 16 miners were working around the area, according to the Coal Industry Administration of Shanxi.
Rescuers lifted two workers to the ground, and recovered 11 bodies.