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At Least 13 Dead, 20 Missing in Chinese Mine Explosion

At least 13 people are dead and another 20 are missing after an explosion at a coal mine in China's Chongqing region. The explosion at the privately-owned Jinshangou mine in Laisu township happened before noon on Monday, the Xinhua News Agency reported. Chongqing's deputy mayor said an all-out search for the missing miners is underway, however the rescue operation was hindered by damage from the blast and high concentrations of poisonous gases. Authorities have already...

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