7 dead in N China coal mine blast
TAIYUAN – Seven workers died in a gas explosion in a coal mine in North China’s Shanxi Province, work safety authorities said Monday.
A total of 17 people were working in the Sijiazhuang Coal Mine in Xiyang county when the blastoccurred at around 3 pm Monday, according to the provincial coal mine safety administration.
Seven died at the scene, and another ten workers escaped unharmed, it added. The mine has a designed capacity of 5 million tonnes. The cause of the accident is under investigation.