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17 die in China mine accident

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Dec 05, 2012 10:50 hrs

Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) Seventeen people were killed Wednesday in a coal mine accident in southwest China's Yunnan province, authorities said.

At 2.15 p.m. Wednesday, an accident of coal and gas outburst took place in a shaft of the Shangchang coal mine in Huangnihe township of Fuyuan, reported Xinhua,

Sixty-six miners were underground when the accident took place and 49 of them escaped from the mine, according to preliminary investigation.

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