Four people were killed and three injured in an explosion, which
police are treating as suspicious, at a mine in north China's Shanxi Province, police said on Wednesday.
The explosion occurred at about 4:00 PM on Wednesday in the
offices of the Shanjipo coal mine in Taitou town, Xiangning county,
when the mine manager was playing mahjong with several other
people, said a Xiangning police officer.
The injured people have been taken to hospital. The identities
of the dead are still unknown.
The officer said local police have listed it as a criminal case
and are investigating, without giving details.
(Xinhua News Agengy August 16, 2007)