Gas explosion in Xinjiang killed 21 workers

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There were 34 miners working underground at Baiyanggou mine. Twelve managed to escape and the 22 were trapped. Among the trapped miners, only one survived from the explosion.

Looking back in 2012, there were 1,384 minders killed in coal mining accidents, for which the count goes down from 1,973 of 2011.

According to reports, mining accidents are common in the mainland.

(South China Morning Post)

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