Skip to main content

At least 30 killed in China coal mine blast

  • Story Highlights
  • Rescue workers recover five more bodies in China mine explosion
  • Death toll in explosion rises to 30; 101 miners were rescued
  • Authorities are investigating the cause of blast
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

BEIJING, China (CNN) -- The death toll rose to 30 after rescue workers recovered five more bodies Sunday from a coal mine explosion in southwestern China.

The blast occurred Saturday at a mine in the Chonquing region, state media said.

There were 131 miners working underground at the time of the explosion, and 101 were rescued, according to Xinhua news agency.

There were reports of injuries. The cause of the blast is under investigation.

All About China

  • E-mail
  • Save
  • Print