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Chinese Coal Mine Explosion Kills 18

A gas explosion at a Chinese coal mine has left at least 18 people dead and two more missing after what Chinese officials are calling “illegal” mining activities. The gas explosion occurred Tuesday morning at a small coal mine in the northwestern Chinese city of Shizuishan as 20 miners were working underground, Chinese state media reported. Xinhua cited an initial investigation in blaming illegal mining for the explosion, though the state media outlet did not provide further...

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