China Says Coal Mine Blast Kills 35 in Henan

Forty-four miners are trapped and 35 died in a mine, according to AP:

The State Administration of Work Safety said the pre-dawn explosion Tuesday happened at Xinhua No. 4 pit in Pingdingshan city in Henan province.

A statement on the administration’s Web site did not give a reason for the blast. It said 14 miners managed to flee to safety. There were 93 men working underground at the time of the blast, it said.

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