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China mine blast 'kills 18'

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An explosion at a mine in southwest China killed 18 people Saturday, state media said, the latest incident to hit the industry, which has a notoriously poor safety record. 

Rescuers remove bodies of miners killed in Baiyin, north China's Gansu province in September. An explosion at a mine in southwest China killed 18 people Saturday, state media said, the latest incident to hit the industry, which has a notoriously poor safety record.

Another five people were still trapped underground in the pit after the accident at the Xiangshui coal mine in Liupanshui city in Guizhou Province, the Xinhua state news agency said citing provincial government and company sources.

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