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15 killed, 9 injured in coal mine explosion in northern Chinese province

The incident happened on Monday when 35 miners were working underground at the coal mine in Pingyao County when the blast happened, the Shanxi Administration of Coal Mine Safety said.

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

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At least fifteen people were killed and nine injured in a gas explosion in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said on Tuesday.

The incident happened on Monday when 35 miners were working underground at the in Pingyao County when the blast happened, the Shanxi Administration of Safety said.

Authorities said that 15 people were killed in the blast.

"Eleven miners managed to escape," the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

First Published: Tue, November 19 2019. 10:15 IST
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