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Hopes fade for trapped Chinese miners

Rescuers attempting to find the remaining 11 coal-miners trapped underground by an explosion on Saturday have said there is little chance they would be found alive.

The blast at the pit in Yuzhou in China's central Henan province killed 26 miners when a "sudden coal and gas outburst" unleashed tonnes of coal dust.

A rescue official told the China News Service it could take four days to reach the men.

Jenny Wivell reports.

  • 17 Oct 2010
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