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4 missing, 1 saved after coal mine collapses in SW China

2010-05-19 15:37:26 GMT2010-05-19 23:37:26 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

CHONGQING, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Four miners are missing after a coal mine collapsed in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality Wednesday, local authorities said.

Five miners were working underground when the coal bed at the Xiaowan Coal Mine collapsed at around 1 p.m. Wednesday in Zhonggang Town, Wuxi County.

One miner was lifted to the ground unhurt.

Rescuers are searching for the missing miners.

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