Saturday, March 30, 2013

Coalmine Gas Blast Kills 28, Injures 13 in Northeast China

Twenty eight people were killed and 13 injured after a blast caused by a methane gas ripped through a coalmine in China's northeast Jilin Province on late Friday night, Xinhua news agency reported.

There were a total of 41 miners working underground at the Babao Coal Mine in the city of Baishan when the explosion hit the coalmine at around 10:40 p.m. local time.

A spokesman with the provincial work safety and supervision bureau said all injured were taken to hospitals and their injuries were not life threatening.