12 killed as China coal mine tunnel collapses
A tunnel in a north China coal mine caves in, killing 12 miners and causing five houses above the shaft to collapse.world Updated: Oct 24, 2007 11:03 IST
A tunnel in a north China coal mine caved in, killing 12 miners and causing five houses above the shaft to collapse, state media reported on Wednesday.
Workers were repairing and extending the 85-metre tunnel under a residential area in Shanxi province on Monday when the cave-in occurred, Xinhua said.
The cause of the accident was being investigated. There was no mention of any casualties from the collapse of the homes.