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February 21, 2012
China coal mine accident kills 15, injures 3
Beijing (AFP) Feb 16, 2012
Fifteen miners died and another three were injured when a tramcar derailed in a coal mine in central China, authorities said Thursday, in the latest accident to hit the dangerous industry. The incident happened at a pit near Leiyang city in Hunan province in the early hours of Thursday morning, China's work safety administration said in a statement. Local officials told AFP that rescue efforts were still under way. Accidents are common in China's vast coal mining sector where work safety is ... read more

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