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Seven dead, seven missing in China coal mine

November 20 2005

Flood on Saturday in a coal mine trapped 14 miners on Sunday morning, seven bodies were raised to the surface. The owners of the mine were detained by police for questioning. Investigate the causes of flooding is underway.

The accident occurred in the city of Xingtai, where another disaster earlier this month in the gypsum mine killed 33 people.

The government has repeatedly vowed to improve the safety of miners, but the coal mines of China's most deadly in the world, with thousands killed each year in fires, floods and explosions. Reported by the AP.

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