Sunday, May 12, 2013

China coal mine blast in Sichuan province kills 27

An explosion at a coal mine in China's south-west Sichuan province has killed at least 27 people, state media report.

The blast happened in Taozigou coal mine in the city of Luzhou, Xinhua news agency said.

More than 100 miners were working underground when the accident happened on Saturday afternoon, according to officials.

Of 81 people rescued, 16 were injured. It was the second deadly coal mine explosion in China in 24 hours.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22499010