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Five critical after Hoa Binh mine blast

Update: October, 31/2013 - 11:15
The explosion occurred on Tuesday morning in a pit at the Kim Boi Mineral Exploitation Company.— Photo baohoabinh

HOA BINH (VNS)  — Five victims of a methane-gas explosion in a coal mine the northern province of Hoa Binh's Kim Boi District are in serious condition, according to the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

A sixth who received mild burns has regained consciousness.

All of the victims, aged between 20 and 36, have been receiving treatment at the National Burns Hospital in Ha Noi.

The explosion occurred on Tuesday morning in a pit at the Kim Boi Mineral Exploitation Company.

The mine produces about 5,000 tonnes of coal a year and employs nearly 100 workers.

Cause of the explosion is yet unknown.. — VNS


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