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Coal mine explosion kills five in China

Oct. 4, 2010 at 7:11 AM

BEIJING, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A coal mine explosion in China's Guizhou province killed at least five people and injured four others, local authorities said.

Yang Guili, a member of the Anshun city government near the explosion site, said explosives detonated Sunday when miners removed them after they had not detonated during blasting operations, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported Monday.

Yang said two local officials, including the district's work safety chief, were suspended while the accident is being investigated.

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