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SW China mine blast death toll rises to 41

08-31-2012 14:42 BJT

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The gas explosion that occurred Wednesday afternoon at a coal mine in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The death toll has now risen to 41, with six miners still missing.

The local government earlier held a press conference, where they revealed that there are 54 injured miners being treated in 4 separate hospitals. Four of the seven critically injured are showing improvement and their symptoms are no longer life-threatening.

The blast hit the Xiao-jia-wan Coal Mine as 154 miners were working underground. 107 of the miners escaped on their own or were pulled out of the shaft. An investigation into the accident is underway.

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