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Hu urges saving lives of trapped coal miners
Updated: 2004-10-22 01:11

Chinese President Hu Jintao Thursday asked local governments to spare no effort to save minerstrapped in a coal mine by a gas explosion Wednesday in central China's Henan Province.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice Premier Huang Ju Thursday also instructed local officials to save the victims, find out the cause of the accident and deal with the aftermath.

The blast occurred at 10:47 p.m. in the Zhengmei Group's DapingMine, located in Xinmi.

A work team led by State Councilor Hua Jianmin arrived at the accident site Thursday afternoon.

Hua told Xinhua that the government will try its best to find the missing, treat the injured, prepare compensation for families and uncover the cause.

All coal mines in the country will conduct self-inspections on workplace safety to minimize potential risk, he added.

So far 60 people have been confirmed dead and 88 are still missing following the blast.

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