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Death toll rises to 10 in central China rock burst accident


15:59, November 09, 2011

ZHENGZHOU, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- After medical efforts failed for two seriously injured miners, the death toll rose to ten following a rock burst in a coal mine in central China's Henan province, a mine official confirmed on Tuesday.

They were two of three critically injured miners among 53 trapped miners that had been pulled out by rescuers, the official said.

A rock burst occurred in the Qianqiu Coal Mine in the city of Sanmenxia, Henan province, following a 2.9-magnitude earthquake on Thursday.

Of the 75 miners working in the shaft, eight died and 14 managed to escape. Rescuers saved 53 others, including 45 who had been trapped underground for 40 hours.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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