Miners trapped in coal mine in China

Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CHINA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Chinese state media say rescuers are trying to reach 29 miners trapped in a coal mine after a gas explosion.

Ten other miners managed to escape, one was injured.

The blast happened Tuesday at a private mine in the country's east.

The government had ordered the mine shut down twice in June, but it had continued operating.

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