11 dead after explosion inside China mine

11 dead after explosion inside China mine
By Chris Pilcher
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Live pictures from China's state television showed 23 people rescued after they became trapped in the mine located in the Liaoning province.


These pictures show rescue crews lifting people to safety after an explosion inside a mine in China.

State media says it left eleven people dead and nine others injured.

It's reported two people are still missing.

China's government has been taking action to improve the country's poor recent safety record at mines.

The deadly incident took place at an iron ore site in the Liaoning province, which had been under construction.

The project in Benxi city is the first phase of the facility, due to open in 2019 and produce fifteen million tonnes of iron per year.

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