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19 miners still missing in collapse

By Zhao Ruixue in Jinan | China Daily | Updated: 2015-12-26 07:56

Nineteen miners remained missing on Friday night after a gypsum mine collapsed in the morning in Baotai, Pingyi county, Shandong province.

Two of the three mineshafts caved in, the Ministry of Public Security reported on its micro blog. More than 90 firefighters were dispatched to the site at 9:40 am.

Initially, 29 miners were trapped when the collapse occurred at 7:56 am, but 10 had been rescued as of press time.

19 miners still missing in collapse

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