16 killed in Inner Mongolia colliery blast
Updated: 2005-11-13 14:49
The number of miners killed in a colliery gas explosion in Wuhai, a city of
north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has risen to 16 Saturday
The explosion occurred Friday afternoon, when 19 miners were working inside.
Rescuers have found bodies of 16 miners. Only three miners have been evacuated.
According to a preliminary investigation, the company is operating the mine
without safety production license.
The company said that it has applied for the license, but hasn't got approval
so far. The investigators led by Zhao Shuanglian, vice chairman of the regional
government, have frozen the company's bank account, cash and