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Blast at Chinese coal mine traps 25

A blast at a Chinese coal mine trapped 25 people on Monday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
/ Source: Reuters

A blast at a Chinese coal mine trapped 25 people on Monday, the official Xinhua news agency said, the most recent in a series of accidents to strike the world’s deadliest mining industry.

The explosion happened in the northern region of Inner Mongolia, Xinhua said in a brief report, citing the local government.

Colliery floods, blasts and other disasters killed nearly 6,000 miners across the country last year.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.