China: 2 coal mine accidents leave 34 dead | GlobalPost

May 15, 2013

Nearly three-dozen miners were killed in two separate explosions in southwestern China in the last 24 hours.

The first accident happened Friday night at an illegal coal mine in Guizhou province. A gas blast killed 12 workers and injured another two, Al Jazeera reported, citing state media.

On Saturday afternoon, 22 people were killed and 9 others were trapped after an explosion at a colliery in neighboring Sichuan province.

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