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China mine blast killed 15
BEIJING, Nov 19: A coal mine explosion killed 15 people in north China's Shanxi province, state media reported on Tuesday.
Nine other people were injured by the gas explosion on Monday afternoon, which took place in a mine owned by Shanxi Pingyao Fengyan Coal & Coke Group Co, according to official news agency Xinhua.
Xinhua reported that 35 miners were working underground when the blast happened, but 11 miners were able to escape.
The injured miners were in a stable condition, Xinhua said. -AFP