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Southwest China Coal Mine Accident Leaves 18 Dead, Xinhua Says

November 24, 2012

A coal mine accident in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou today left 18 people dead another five trapped underground, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The incident took place in the Xiangshui Mine run by Panjiang Investment Holdings Group, Xinhua said. Five people were rescued and efforts are under way to release those who remain trapped, it said.

Panjiang Investment is the largest shareholder of Shanghai- listed Guizhou Panjiang Refined Coal Co. (600395), according to company filings to the Shanghai stock exchange.

Two phone calls to the group’s head office in the provincial capital Guiyang were not answered today.

--Zhou Xin. Editor: Nerys Avery

To contact the reporter on this story: Xin Zhou in Beijing at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Tighe at

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