China mine blast toll rises to 43
- Published: 1 Sep 2012 at 12.48
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The death toll from a gas explosion at a Chinese coal mine has risen to 43, state media reported Saturday, with three miners still remaining underground.
Rescuers head to search for survivers after a gas explosion at a coal mine in Panzhihua, China's Sichuan province, on August 29. The death toll from the explosion has risen to 43, with another three people still trapped, official media has reported
Yang Dongliang, head of the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS), said the number of deaths had increased and that rescuers were looking for the three trapped miners, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
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