74 miners dead; 96 missing in China coal mine explosion
The death toll has risen to 74 from the explosion.
The men who were trapped inside contaced many of their loved ones by mobile phone.
Out of the 426 miners working in the mine, at least 74 miners are dead, 96 missing and 114 injured after a gas explosion at a China coal mine in the Shanxi province. The name of the coal mine is Shanxi Jiaomei Group's Dunlan mine in Gujiao City, which is located near Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province.
Most of the miners are suffering from carbon monxide poisoning.
96 miners have been trapped underground when a gas explosion occured in a coal mine in Northern China. 436 miners were working underground at the time, but it thought that most of them got out just in time.
The blast happened at 2:00am in Shanxi province.
According to an initial check, 96 miners were trapped underground.
Zhang Baoshun, the provincial Communist Party committee chief, and Provincial Governor Wang Jun have rushed to the mine.