At least 96 trapped in China coal mine accident

February 22nd, 2009 - 7:16 am ICT by IANS  

Taiyun (China), Feb 22 (Xinhua) At least 96 miners were trapped inside a coal mine following a gas blast in northern China Sunday.
The accident occurred at about 2: 00 a.m. at a mine in Shanxi province’s Gujiao city when more than 430 miners were working underground.

According to an initial check, 96 miners were trapped underground.

Zhang Baoshun, the provincial Communist Party committee chief, and Provincial Governor Wang Jun have rushed to the mine.

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