Illegal Iron Mine Explosion Kills 24, Injures 5 in N China

Xinhua and AP report on an explosion at an illegal iron mine that has killed 24. From Xinhua:

The midday explosion happened on Sunday at the iron mine in Wu’an City, which is disguised to be a wild boar farm, and more than 30 people were trapped, the information office of the city’s government said.

The government immediately organized rescue operation after receiving reports on the explosion. The death toll rose to 24 by the rescue operation finished at around 00:30 a.m. on Tuesday, said Wang haibo, an official with the office.

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