12 dead, 10 missing after WV mine blast

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state mine director says twelve miners are dead and at least 10 missing following a West Virginia coal mine explosion.  21 others are hurt.

Ron Wooten says initial reports are that the explosion occurred about 3 p.m. at Massey Energy's Performance Coal Co. mine in Raleigh County, about 30 miles south of Charleston.

Emergency crews are heading to the mine that is located near Montcalm.

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