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Eight killed in mine collapse in China

Eight people were killed and seven injured after an iron ore mine collapsed in China's Fujian province Friday, said authorities on Saturday.

world Updated: Jun 26, 2011 02:17 IST

Eight people were killed and seven injured after an iron ore mine collapsed in China's Fujian province on Friday, said authorities on Saturday.

The cave-in was triggered by a nearby landslide at around 1.30 p.m. Friday in Peifeng township, Yongding County, Xinhua reported.

The police were hunting down the mine's three owners who fled after the accident. The mine was being illegally operated, a county government statement said.