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Chinese coal mine explosion kills 13

An underground gas explosion in a Chinese coal mine killed 13 people and injured nine, a news report said Saturday. The explosion struck the Niuxinhui Coal Mine in the northern province of Shanxi on Friday afternoon, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing local industrial safety officials. China has the world’s deadliest coal mines, with more than 5,000 fatalities a year in fires, floods and other disasters. Many are blamed on lack of required equipment and indifference to safety rules. Full Story

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