Another mine blast claims eight
Shanghai Daily - Shanghai,China
December 1, 2006
Eight workers died in a mine blast early this
morning in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, said the provincial coal
mine security supervision bureau.
The accident happened 2am at the
Chengjin Colliery in Hengshan District, Jixi City, Xinhua news agency reported.
Rescuers have found the victims' bodies. The cause of the blast is under
investigation, Xinhua said.
The Chengjin Colliery is reported as a legal
A fatal gas explosion in another coal mine in the district
a week ago has claimed 25, with four still missing.
United States Mine Rescue Association