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China mine explosion kills dozens.

Summary: At least 42 miners have been killed and dozens are still trapped underground following a gas blast at a mine in northeast China.

At least 42 miners have been killed and dozens are still trapped underground following a gas blast at a mine in northeast China.

There were 528 people working in the mine when the blast took place early on Saturday morning but 399 have been rescued.

A rescue operation is still under way to save trapped miners 500 metres below ground level.

Residents said the ground trembled when the explosion occurred and what triggered the explosion is still unknown.

Lax safety standards and strong demand for resources have made China's mines the deadliest in the world, despite a Government drive to clamp down on the tiny, unsafe operations where most accidents occur.

More than 3,000 people died in mine floods, explosions, collapses and other accidents in 2008 alone.

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