August 1, 2008

Coal Mine Blast Kills 14, Traps 11 in China’s Henan

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)

[Xinhua: "Coal Mine Blast Kills 14, Traps 11 in Central China's Henan"]

ZHENGZHOU, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) - At least fourteen miners were killed and 11 others were trapped after an explosion in a coal mine in central China's Henan Province early on Friday.

The incident took place at about 1 a.m. in a mine owned by the Pingyu Coal and Power Company, which is based in Yuzhou City, according to a source from its parent firm Pingdingshan Coal Industry Group.

No further information is available at present. A rescue effort is under way.

Originally published by Xinhua news agency, Beijing, in English 0517 1 Aug 08.

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