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19 die at mine

19 die at mine

The death toll from an explosion at a mine in central China has risen to 19 people, with 24 still trapped underground, the government said yesterday, in the second major mine disaster in the country this week.
Rescue attempts were continuing for 153 workers who've been trapped five days by flooding in a mine in northern Shanxi province. There have been no signs of life, but officials say they have not given up hope of finding survivors.
A gas leak caused the blast in the most recent mine accident, according to a report on the Web site for Luoyang city in China's central province of Henan. It said 24 miners were believed to be trapped.
The official Xinhua News Agency said 20 workers escaped after blast Wednesday night and another 31 were rescued.


Updated : 2021-04-12 10:19 GMT+08:00