Death toll in Chinese mine blast rises to 30May 31st, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chongqing (China), May 31 (Xinhua) The death toll from a gas explosion at a coal mine in China’s southwesten Chongqing region rose to 30 as rescuers recovered five more bodies, authorities said Sunday.
The accident occurred at 11 a.m. Saturday at a mine in Anwen town. A total of 131 miners were working underground at the time of blast.
Rescue officials brought 101 miners to safety with 59 miners sustaining injuries. The cause of the accident is being investigated.
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