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Twenty-one coal miners killed in China

GUIYANG, China, March 13 (UPI) — Rescue operations were under way in China’s Guizhou Province following an accident that killed 21 miners and left four others missing, local authorities said.

The victims were among 83 coal miners who were working underground when a blast occurred, China’s Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday.

Fifty-eight of the workers at the Machang Coal Mine managed to get to the surface safely.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. Further details were not available.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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