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.

August 24, 2009 9:18 PM
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