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Nine fatalities at Chinese mine collapse

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World Coal,

According to reports, at least nine people were killed and ten more were wounded, following a mine collapse on Sunday 9 June in the Jilin province of China.

The mine, which is owned by Jilin Longjiabao Mining, collapsed at approximately 20:00 p.m. local time (12 p.m. GMT) and resulted in a 2.3 magnitude earthquake. Miners were reportedly trapped underground due to the collapse.

A search and rescue operation was ordered immediately by the local authorities and a statement noted that all of those injured had been taken to hospitals and are now in a stable condition.

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