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11 killed in China’s coal mine blast

Coal Import

Beijing, Nov 27 (PTI) Eleven people were killed today in a coal mine explosion in China’s southwestern Guizhou Province, in the second deadly incident in two days in the country’s dangerous mining industry.

The incident happened in Songlin coal mine in Songhe Town of Pan County, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. When the explosion occurred, 19 people were working underground out of which eight workers managed to survive.

Rescue operations are underway and the cause of the explosion is being investigated. Today’s blast follows a major coal mine fire yesterday in northeastern Liaoning province in which 26 workers were killed.

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