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China mine blast kills 18

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

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At least 18 people were killed and 12 others injured in a coal mine gas blast in northeast China's Jilin Province, officials said today.

The blast occurred around 1:26 pm (local time) yesterday at Qingxing coal mine in Helong City.

A total of 73 people were working underground when the blast occurred, and 55 of them were rescued, local authorities said.

Rescue work came to an end this morning, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

An investigation into the cause of the blast is under way.

China mine blast kills 18

At least 18 people were killed and 12 others injured in a coal mine gas blast in northeast China's Jilin Province, officials said today. The blast occurred around 1:26 pm (local time) yesterday at Qingxing coal mine in Helong City. A total of 73 people were working underground when the blast occurred, and 55 of them were rescued, local authorities said. Rescue work came to an end this morning, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. An investigation into the cause of the blast is under way. At least 18 people were killed and 12 others injured in a coal mine gas blast in northeast China's Jilin Province, officials said today.

The blast occurred around 1:26 pm (local time) yesterday at Qingxing coal mine in Helong City.

A total of 73 people were working underground when the blast occurred, and 55 of them were rescued, local authorities said.

Rescue work came to an end this morning, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

An investigation into the cause of the blast is under way.
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