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    BEIJING (Sputnik) – Rescuers managed to save 23 miners who were trapped underground after a blast at an iron mine in northeastern China, local authorities said Wednesday.

    Another two people are considered missing. Search and rescue operations are continuing.

    READ MORE: Explosion Hits Mine in China: 11 Killed, 9 Injured — Reports

    On Tuesday, at least 11 people were reportedly killed and over 20 blocked inside the mine in Liaoning province after a truck carrying explosives detonated near its entrance.

    According to reports, the explosion damaged the mine shaft that was more than 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) deep.

    Earlier, in May, a blast at a coal mine in China's Hunan province killed 2 workers and another three are missing, the Hunan coal mine safety regulation bureau said.


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