9 dead, 7 trapped in central China coal mine

BEIJING (AP) - August 2, 2010 The official Xinhua News Agency says a "gas outburst" occurred at 11:19 p.m. Monday at the Sanyuandong Coal Mine in Dengfeng, a city in Henan province.

Xinhua said Tuesday 127 miners were underground and 111 escaped unharmed.

China's mining industry is the world's deadliest with accidents killing more than 2,600 miners throughout the country last year.

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