27 killed in China mine blast

June 14th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Xiaoyi (China), June 14 (Xinhua) Rescuers Saturday pulled out 27 bodies of miners from a shaft that collapsed after a blast in a coal mine in north China’s Shanxi province. Seven people were still trapped, rescue officials said, adding 58 people were inside the shaft when the explosion occurred Friday. Fifteen workers moved to safety while rescuers evacuated nine.

More than 100 rescuers from Xiaoyi and other areas have been mobilised to search for those still inside the mine.

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