17 miners trapped, 20 workers killed in coal mine explosion in China

(excerpt from) CNN
20 killed in China coal mine blast
October 16, 2010

(CNN) — A gas explosion Saturday killed at least 20 workers and 17 more were trapped at a coal mine in central China, authorities said

China’s State Administration of Work Safety said about 276 workers were underground in the mine in Henan province when the blast occurred…

China has one of the world’s deadliest records for miners, with poor safety standards accounting for thousands of deaths each year…

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