Illegal storage, use of explosives cause of fatal China gold mine blast


A trapped miner being lifted from the Hushan mine in Shandong Province, January 24 after a blast trapped 22 people inside on January 10, killing 10. Authorities determine the explosion was caused by illegal storage and use of explosives and improper operations. – EPA pic, February 23, 2021.

A GOLD mine explosion that killed 10 people and left one missing in east China was caused by illegal storage and use of explosives, as well as improper operations, state media reported today.

Forty-five people, including 28 public officials, have been held accountable for the January 10 incident in Shandong province’s Hushan mine, where a group of miners were trapped underground for about two weeks.


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