Toll high in Chinese mine blast

TEN Chinese miners are dead, 11 are trapped and 20 rescue workers have been injured following two explosions in a northern Chinese coal mine.
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Shanxi province in China

Angie Tomlinson

Chinese government officials told the official Xinhua News Agency the first blast occurred last Friday in a Shanxi province mine when 121 miners were working underground.

Of those underground, 95 were immediately evacuated. Five miners were found alive and 10 bodies were recovered before a second explosion during rescue efforts Saturday morning left 20 injured, Xinhua said.

Eleven other miners remain missing.

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