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Dozens Trapped in Chinese Coal Mine Collapse – Reports

© AP Photo / Mark SchiefelbeinChinese flag stands in the breeze as a loader moves coal at a coal mine near Ordos in northern China (File)
Chinese flag stands in the breeze as a loader moves coal at a coal mine near Ordos in northern China (File) - Sputnik International
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BEIJING (Sputnik) - A roof caved in on Saturday evening in a Chinese coal mine, trapping 20 people underground, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing authorities.

The collapse happened at around 6 p.m. (10:00GMT) in the city of Shenmu in the northwestern Shaanxi province, the news agency reported.

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Rescuers are reportedly working at the site of the accident.

Last summer, a mine explosion in the Nanfen district of Benxi City in Liaoning province killed 11 people, injuring 9.

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