15 killed, nine injured in northern China coal mine explosion

BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion inside a coal mine in northern China has killed 15 miners and left another nine injured, authorities said yesterday. The blast occurred on Monday afternoon at a mine operated by the local Feng Yan Group in Shanxi province’s Pingyao county. Rescue work was halted early yesterday morning after everyone was accounted for. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.