Death Toll From Northeast China Mine Explosion Rises to 27

Another mining accident in China has caused 27 deaths, according to Xinhua:

The explosion took place at 9 a.m. Thursday when 41 miners were working in the mine in Fuxin, Province, among whom 14 returned to the ground on their own, sources said.

Six of the 14 survivors were injured and hospitalized.

The mine began operation in 1999 with an annual capacity of 40,000 tonnes.

September 4, 2008 3:10 PM
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