Il­le­gal min­ing blamed for blast

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

An ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion showed that the deadly coal mine ex­plo­sion in Shizuis­han on Tues­day was caused by il­le­gal min­ing, ac­cord­ing to the city gov­ern­ment on Wednes­day. The ex­plo­sion oc­curred at 7 am, when 20 min­ers were work­ing un­der­ground. Those re­spon­si­ble are in po­lice cus­tody. So far, 18 min­ers have been con­firmed dead, and two oth­ers re­main miss­ing.

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