China coal mine fire kills 28, owner detained

Police detained the owner of a coal mine in China's northwestern Shaanxi province where a fire killed 28 miners, Xinhua news agency reported.

China coal mine fire kills 28, owner detained

 

Police detained the owner of a coal mine in China's northwestern Shaanxi province where a fire killed 28 miners, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

All the miners in the shaft died when an underground cable caught fire on Saturday night at the Xiaonangou coal mine in Hancheng City, the report said, citing the general office of the Shaanxi provincial government.

The report gave no other details.

Thousands of people are killed in China's mines every year despite government pledges to shut or consolidate many small or unsafe operations.

Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Temmuz 2010, 10:16
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