facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

3 dead in blast at Chinese coal mine

Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM   |   Comments

BEIJING, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- An explosion occurred when police and mine workers were trying to destroy expired explosives at a China coal mine, killing three people, officials said.

The explosion Tuesday at a coal mine in Jinsha County in southwest Guizhou province also injured four others, three of them seriously, Xinhua News Agency.

Local sources told Xinhua the blast occurred when policemen from a local station and coal mine workers were destroying expired explosives.

Other details about the incident were not available. The report said the cause of the explosion was being investigated.

The injured were taken to a local hospital.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS
2
John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's haunted house angers victims John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's haunted house angers victims
3
Boston Herald apologizes for 'racist' Obama cartoon Boston Herald apologizes for 'racist' Obama cartoon
4
Loose mountain lion spotted in Brentwood Loose mountain lion spotted in Brentwood
5
Nikki Haley lead down to 10 points in S.C. re-election Nikki Haley lead down to 10 points in S.C. re-election
Trending News
x
Feedback