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17 dead, 10 missing in China colliery blast
   2016-12-03 22:25:28    Xinhua      Web Editor: Ma Ruohan

Rescuers work at the accident site in Chifeng, north China¡¯s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Dec. 3, 2016. There have been 17 fatalities and 10 people remain trapped following an explosion here on Saturday. [Photo: Xinhua]

There have been 17 fatalities and 10 people remain trapped following an explosion at a coal mine in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Saturday.

In the latest update, time stamped 7:00 p.m., Chifeng City government said four miners had been rescued and the search continued for the remaining 10. There were 31 people working underground at time of the accident.

The explosion happened around midday at Baoma Mining Co. Ltd. in Chifeng. An investigation has been launched.


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