Rescuers carry an injured miner to an ambulance after a coal mine explosion in Xiaojiawan Coal Mine in Panzhihua City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 30, 2012. The death toll in a gas explosion that occurred Wednesday afternoon at the coal mine has climbed to 19 and 28 others remain missing. A total of 154 miners were working underground at the Xiaojiawan Coal Mine when the blast occurred. (Xinhua)
Death toll climbs to 19 in SW China mine explosion
CHENGDU, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- The death toll in a gas explosion that occurred Wednesday afternoon in a coal mine in southwest China's Sichuan province has climbed to 19, rescuers said Thursday morning.
A total of 107 miners have been rescued, although 28 remain missing, the local rescue headquarters said. Full story