Blast kills 11 Chinese miners

Five more are missing after a gas explosion rips through a mine.

    A total of 4,746 Chinese miners died in 2006 through accidents and mine blasts [Getty]

    The cause of the blast was under investigation, the official said.

       

    Deaths in Chinese coal mines, the world's deadliest, fell by 20 per cent in 2006 while output grew by about 200 million tonnes.

       

    An average 13 miners a day, or a total of 4,746 people, died in thousands of blasts, floods and other mine accidents last year.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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