8 Dec 2010

Fatal blast at Chinese mine

10:05 pm on 8 December 2010

At least 26 miners have died in an explosion at a coal mine in Henan province in China.

About 20 others survived the blast in Mianchi Country, according to state media.

China's coal mines are the world's deadliest, with thousands killed every year.

No reason has yet been given for the explosion.