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10 trapped miners in Beijing die
Updated: 2004-06-11 09:44

The 10 miners trapped in Beijing's coalmine collapse on Sunday died in hospital, sources with the rescue headquarters said on Thursday.

The trapped miners were rushed to the ambulance.[newsphoto]

The trapped miners were found on Thursday and rushed to a local hospital, noted the source.

Eight of the victims had been confirmed migrant workers from southwestern China's Sichuan Province, according to the headquarters.

The accident occurred Sunday morning in the Da'anshan Coal Minein Fangshan District, 90 km from downtown Beijing, when 16 miners were working underground.

The local government had demanded to set up a special team to investigate into the cause of the accident.

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