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Five dead, seven trapped after coal mine caving in central China

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-01-05 11:03

ZHENGZHOU - At least five people have been confirmed dead and seven others still trapped after a coal mine caving occurred Wednesday evening in Dengfeng city, Central China's Henan province.

The caving occurred at 9 pm Wednesday when workers of the Dengfeng-based Xingyu Coal Mining Co. Ltd. were expanding a pipe way in a colliery, causing gas outburst, according to local safety watchdog.

Among the five deaths, three were rescuers. The rescue work is continuing.

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