2013 Taozigou Coal Mine explosion

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2013 Taozigou Coal Mine explosion
Date May 11, 2013
Location Sichuan, People's Republic of China
Deaths 28 dead
Injuries 18 injured

The 2013 Taozigou Coal Mine explosion occurred in the Taozigou Coal Mine (桃子沟煤矿) in Hua'an Village (华安村), Fuji Town (福集镇) of the Lu County, Sichuan, China.[1] A total of 28 people lost their lives in the explosion. It was reported that the explosion was a result of illegal mining.[2]

The explosion occurred on May 11, 2013 at about 14:15.[1] A total of 108 people were working underground when the explosion occurred, many of them were from outside Sichuan Province.[3] 27 people died and 81 were saved, however, one of the saved people died of his injuries later. In total, the explosion caused 28 deaths.[4]

Illegal mining was blamed to have caused the explosion. The miners were working without ventilation system when the explosion occurred.[5] It was reported that all licenses of the coal mine would be revoked and the site would be shut down permanently.[2]