Death toll in SW China quarry explosion rises to seven

Xinhua – China
March 29, 2009

GUIYANG, March 29 — The death toll from a quarry explosion on Sunday in southwest China’s Guizhou Province has risen to seven as one injured miner died in hospital, according to sources with the Provincial government. The explosion also left three others injured, and one missing. Experts are making a safe rescue plan to avoid more explosions in the quarry. A preliminary investigation shows that the tragedy occurred at about 4:50 p.m. in a sand quarry under construction in Zhenfeng County of Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Qianxinan. Officials of the Provincial Work Safety Supervision Bureau rushed to the site for rescue effort and an investigation has been launched for the cause of the accident.

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