August 1, 2008

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

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.

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