10 dead in mine blasts, seven missing

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Two mine accidents occurred in Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces on Tuesday, killing 10 miners and leaving seven missing, authorities said.

A fire in a sulfur mine in Chengcheng, Shaanxi province, killed 10 miners and injured nine.

The accident occurred at about 2 pm, trapping 27 miners underground.

A short time later, rescuers led 17 of the miners out of the pit. Nine of them suffered injuries and were sent to a hospital for treatment.

They were in stable condition, sources from the county government said.

The 10 trapped miners were found dead at about 7:20 am on Wednesday. The accident was caused by a cable that caught fire while the miners were repairing an air shaft.

Seven still missing

In Sichuan, seven people are still missing in the Shanmushu Coal Mine in Gongxian after a gas explosion at 12:52 am on Tuesday.

The accident occurred when workers were discharging gas…

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