Ten people have been reported dead following a colliery gas explosion in central China.
The blast at Simachong coal mine in Shaoyang City is believed to have taken place around 7:55pm yesterday. Chinese reports claim a total of 39 miners were working underground when the accident took place but only 29 were lifted to safety. Investigations are currently underway.
China also saw another oil tank blast in the northeast region yesterday afternoon, with two people believed to be severely injured and two others missing.
Reports claim two explosions were heard at an oil refinery in Dalian owned by China National Petroleum Corporation. More than 300 firefighters were at the scene and the fire is said to have been put out by 4:30pm. According to reports, the injured are in “life threatening” conditions in the hospital.