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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 explosion kills 12 in Heilongjiang


HARBIN, May 14 (Xinhuanet) -- A total of 12 miners were killed in a coal mine explosion in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province Thursday night, officials said Friday.

The blast occurred at 11 p.m. Thursday at the second mining area of Xinxing Coal Mine in Qitaihe City, when 50 people were working at the scene. Thirty-eight miners were rescued and 12 bodies were found, according to the provincial administration of coal mine safety supervision.


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