Explosion kills 15

A COAL dust explosion in East China's Shandong Province killed 15 miners and injured 12 others Thursday.

Staff Reporter

The blast occurred at a colliery belonging to the Zaozhuang Mining Group where the 27 miners were working, Xinhuanet reported.

The mine is undergoing a safety overhaul, the official Chinese government media outlet said.

An investigation has been launched into the accident, officials said.

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