15 killed in China mine accident

 

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The Independent Online

Fifteen miners were killed and three others hurt when the mine carriages they were in plunged into a tunnel, China's state news agency said today.

Xinhua said the accident happened early this morning in Hunan province in central China, when the miners were riding in carriages that were designed to transport coal only.

It said the three injured miners survived by jumping or being thrown from the carriages.

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