Gas Blast Kills 15 Coal Miners

From Times Wire Reports

A burst of poisonous gas in a coal mine in northeastern China instantly killed 15 miners, the government said.

The rush of gas at the Xilutian Mine in Fushun, a city in Liaoning province, occurred when 50 miners were working underground, the official New China News Agency reported.

The rest escaped, a mine official was quoted as saying.