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13 dead, 66 missing in China coal mine accident: state media

world Updated: Sep 08, 2009 07:43 IST

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An accident in a Chinese coal mine early on Tuesday left 13 people dead and 66 others missing, the state work safety watchdog said, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

The accident took place at about 1:00 am (1700 GMT Monday) at a mine in Pingdingshan city in central Henan province, the State Administration of Work Safety said, Xinhua reported.

It was not clear what type of accident it was and the name of the coal mine was not given.