Chinese Report Says 23 Killed In Mine Accident

BEJING — A Chinese news agency has reported that 23 people have been killed in a gas explosion in a mine in the country’s northeast.

Xinhua News Agency says the Thursday morning accident took place in a coal mine in Fuxin in northeast China’s Liaoning province.

It did not immediately give any other details.

China’s coal mines are the world’s deadliest, with numerous fires, floods and other disasters killing an average of 13 miners a day.