COAL MINE FIRE

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(0707 CR M02)COAL MINE FIRE DATELINE: July 7, 2011 LENGTH: 00:00:50 VO A coal mine fire in east China's Shandong Province trapped 28 miners while 63 others have escaped as of Thursday morning. More than 1,000 rescuers have been sent to the site. The accident took place Wednesday evening when an air compression device at a parking lot 255 meters underground caught fire. A total of 91 miners were trapped underground. Rescue work is still underway. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. The mine belongs to Zaozhuang Fangbei Coal Mine Co. Ltd. in Zaozhuang City. The licensed coal mine is a low gas mine which had completed technical revamp in June 2010 to expand production capacity to 150,000 tonnes a year. The expansion project passed check of approval in October the same year. Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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