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China coal mine blast kills 15

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China coal mine blast kills 15

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At least 15 people are reported dead in an explosion at a coal mine in China.

Rescue teams were searching for survivors after the disaster at the pit near the city of Linfen in Shanxi province.

China’s Xinhua state news agency says the blast happened in a dormitory. Some 20 people were injured.

The country’s mines are among the most dangerous in the world, with thousands of people killed every year.