• North China explosion kills 9 amid mining safety crackdown

    2 days ago - By Chron

    BEIJING - Nine workers have been killed in northern China during an operation to destroy expired mining explosives, officials said Friday.
    The blast in Hebei province that borders capital Beijing left another three workers injured on Wednesday, the Chicheng county government said in a notice on its microblog.
    The workers had been part of a crew tasked with destroying the explosives, which can become unstable over time and unsafe to use. They had been stored by a Beijing-based coal mining company, according to media reports.
    The Chicheng county government notice said an investigation had...
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