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Coal mine gas explosion traps 33 in SW China

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-10-31 15:57

CHONGQING -- An explosion in coal mine in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality Monday morning, has trapped 33 miners underground, local authorities said.

The gas explosion occurred at 11:30 am at Jinshangou Coal Mine in Laisu town, Yongchuan district when 35 miners were working in the shaft. Two were hoisted to safety.

Rescuers are searching for those trapped underground.

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