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In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work at the accident site after a coal mine collapsed in Tiechanggou township, China's Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. China's official news agency says 16 coal miners were killed after their shaft collapsed in the country's northwest. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Zhao Ge) NO SALES

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In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work at the accident site after a coal mine collapsed in Tiechanggou township, China's Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. China's official news agency says 16 coal miners were killed after their shaft collapsed in the country's northwest. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Zhao Ge) NO SALES

16 killed in coal mine collapse in northwestern China

BEIJING, China - A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, China's official news agency said Saturday.

Another 11 miners were injured in the disaster that struck just before midnight Friday in Tiechanggou township outside the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi.

China's mines are among the most dangerous in ...

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