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BEIJING – Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped in a gold mine by an explosion for a week are alive as hundreds of rescuers try to get them to safety.
China's mining industry has a reputation for bypassing safety requirements in the face of massive demand for coal and valuable minerals, although increased surveillance has reduced the frequency of accidents, which claim an average of 5,000 miners a year.
In two accidents in the southwest mega-city of Chongqing last year, 39 miners were killed, prompting the central government to order another safety overhaul.