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Chinese coal accident 'kills 12, traps 8'

At least 12 people were killed and eight more are trapped after an explosion Tuesday in a Chinese coal mine, state media reported, the latest disaster in the country's notoriously dangerous mines. A gas explosion ripped through the colliery in the northwestern Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Tuesday morning. The mine was operated by Linli Coal Mining company in the city of Shizuishan, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
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