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Colliery gas explosion traps 24 in NE China
Updated: 2008-08-18 16:09

SHENYANG - A gas explosion left 24 miners trapped in a colliery in northeast China's Liaoning Province on Monday, according to the provincial work safety supervision authorities.

The accident occurred at about 9:30 am in Baijiagou colliery, in Faku county. A total 56 miners escaped without injury.

A rescue operation is underway.