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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Friday, May 14, 2004

Coal mine blast kills 8 in Jiangxi

China Mining Tragedy










NANCHANG, May 14 (Xinhuanet) -- A blast occurred in east China's Jiangxi Province has killed eight people by Friday.

The accident happened at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Shuangfa Coal Minein Shangrao County. Two were found dead, one injured and six missing on that night. By Friday noon, another six bodies have been found in the ruins. The exact number of the missing is unclear, said the rescue team.

The mine is a legal one which is run by Tiandun Village. The manager Shen Dajian ran away after the blast happened and was being pursued by police. Further rescue and investigation is underway.



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