Five Die in New Coal Mine Blast in China – UPI

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Five miners have been killed and one is still missing in China’s second coal mine blast within a week, this one in north China’s Hebei Province.

Six miners were doing maintenance in the mine in Zhangjiakou city when the gas explosion occurred at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported Friday.

The provincial coal bureau said the mine, which produces 60,000 tons of coal per year, was operating without a license.

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