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Rescuers rush to save Chinese miners trapped underground after accident

Twenty-one miners have been confirmed dead after a gas leak accident at a coal mine in China's southwestern province of Yunnan, and hundreds of rescuers are rushing to save the 22 people still trapped underground Friday, Xinhua News Agency reported.

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Rescuers take a break outside a coal mine after a gas leak accident in Shizong county, Yunnan province, on November 11.

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A hard hat is seen on the ground at Sizhuang Coal Mine on November 10.

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Rescuers enter the coal mine on November 10.

Previously on PhotoBlog: Gas leak kills 20 in China mine accident