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Seven killed in China coal mine accident

Seven people were killed in northeast China's Liaoning province Thursday in a coal mine accident.

According to a spokesman of the provincial safety supervision bureau, a roughly four-metre-long section of the mine's roof collapsed around noon, burying seven miners in the privately owned Huatai coal mine, Xinhua reported.

The seven miners were rushed to hospital but could not be saved. Other miners who were working underground have been lifted out of the accident site with no serious injuries, the spokesman said. A probe has been launched into the accident.

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