China Mine Co. Hid Dead Bodies

From AP, via CBSNews.com:

The managers of an illegal mine in China hid the bodies of 17 dead miners after a gas explosion earlier this month and underreported the death toll, the official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday.

Officials at the Jiajiapu Coal Mine in central Shanxi province reported 19 miners had died in the accident on July 2, but a total of 36 were actually killed, Xinhua said.

An investigation revealed that mine officials shipped bodies to another town to cover up the death toll, it said. The unreported bodies were found in a hospital and a crematorium in Ulanqab, a city in China’s northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Xinhua said.

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