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China Mine  Fire Kills 21
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China Mine Fire Kills 21

A fire at a coal mine in Heilongjiang Province in northeastern China has killed 21 people, and one person is still missing. A total of 38 miners were underground when the blaze started and 16 of them managed to escape, Xinhua reported. China has the world’s deadliest mines, but the country’s safety record has shown signs of improvement as the authorities enforce strict compliance with safety laws and procedures.

 

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