Agencia EFEApril 22, 2013 17:04
Beijing, Apr 22 (EFE).- Eighteen workers died and another 12 were injured in a coal-mine explosion over the weekend in northeastern China, official media reported Monday.
The blast occurred at 1:26 p.m. Saturday at the Qingxing Mine in the northeastern province of Jilin, which borders on North Korea.
When the explosion occurred, 73 miners were at work down in the mineshafts, though about 50 were able to get out unscathed.
The injured miners are hospitalized but their lives are not in danger, local authorities said.