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13 dead in SW China coal mine gas blast (1/5)

2014-04-21 15:51 Xinhua Web Editor:Li Yan

Rescuers work at the site of gas blast in a pit of Hongtutian Coal Mine in Fuyuan County of Qujing City, southwest China's Yunnan province, April 21, 2014. The accident happened at around 12:30 am on April 21 when a total of 56 people were working in the pit, of whom 42 escaped without injuries and 14 were trapped. As of 8 am, rescuers had retrieved 13 dead bodies and were searching all-out for the missing miner. The county government said Hongtutian is a private mine and is properly licensed. (Xinhua)

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