15 people killed in coal mine blast in China

BEIJING: At least 15 people were killed and nine injured in a coal mine gas explosion in north China’s Shanxi Province, local authorities said on Tuesday.

15 people killed in coal mine blast in China

The incident took place on Monday when 35 miners were working underground at the coal mine in Pingyao County when the blast happened, the Shanxi Administration of Coal Mine Safety said. Thinkstock

Beijing, November 19

At least 15 people were killed and nine injured in a coal mine gas explosion in north China’s Shanxi Province, local authorities said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday when 35 miners were working underground at the coal mine in Pingyao County when the blast happened, the Shanxi Administration of Coal Mine Safety said.

Authorities said 15 people were killed in the blast. “Eleven miners managed to escape,” the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. PTI

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