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Four die in China coal mine accident

Feb. 19, 2012 at 6:28 PM

LINFEN, China, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Four miners were killed when a coal mine roof collapsed in northern China's Shanxi province, authorities said Sunday.

The accident happened around 1 p.m. Sunday in the Beiyu Coal Mine in Puxian county in the city of Linfen, Xinhua reported.

Seven miners were trapped in the shaft, said a spokesman with the county government.

Rescuers were searching for the remaining three miners, the news agency said.

Beiyu Coal Mine is owned by Shanxi Puxian County Hongyuan Group.

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