Explosion traps 58 in China coal mine
Beijing, June 21 (DPA) At least 58 miners were trapped underground after an explosion at a coal mine Monday in China’s Henan province, the government said.
The blast hit an explosives store at the Xingdong number 2 mine in Henan’s Pingdingshan city, the State Administration of Work Safety said.
Two rescue teams were trying to reach the missing miners, state media said.
Accidents kill thousands of people annually in Chinese coal mines. The accidents are often triggered by outdated equipment and poor safety measures.