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2 die in coal mining area blast in central China

07-19-2010 08:33 BJT

CHANGSHA, July 18 (Xinhua)-- Two people were killed in an explosion at a coal mining area in central China's Hunan Province Sunday.

Explosives detonated at around 10 a.m. at the ground of a coal pit, known as "Laobanshang Coal Mine", in Lutang Town, Beihu District of Chenzhou City, local authorities said in a statement.

Municipal work safety bureau officials and police were investigating the cause of the explosion.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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