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At least 28 dead in mine blast

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 00:38

March 31 - Deadly coal mine blast in northeast China kills at least 28 people and injures 13, state media reports. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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EDIT CONTAINS 4:3 MATERIAL At least 28 workers were killed and 13 injured on Friday (March 29) after a deadly gas blast in a Chinese coal mine in Baishan City, Jilin Province, state media said. The blast occurred late on Friday night, at the Babao Coal Mine which belongs to the state-owned Tonghua Mining Group Co. Ltd. State-run Xinhua news agency, quoted local authorities as saying that 41 workers were trapped in the mine. All workers were rescued early on Saturday (March 30) morning, Xinhua added. Injured workers were taken to local hospitals, none are thought to be in critical condition, state broadcaster, CCTV said. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. China's mines are considered to be the deadliest in the world because of lax enforcement of safety standards and a rush to feed demand from a robust economy. But as of 2012 the death toll from accidents has been falling, government statistics show.

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At least 28 dead in mine blast

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 00:38