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2009 Heilongjiang mine explosion

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The 2009 Heilongjiang mine explosion (Chinese: 鹤岗新兴煤矿爆炸事故; pinyin: Hègǎng Xīnxīng méikuàng bàozhà shìgù) was a mining accident that occurred on November 21, 2009, near Hegang in the Heilongjiang province, northeastern China, which killed 108 people.[1] A further 29 people were hospitalised.[2][3] The explosion occurred in the Xinxing coal mine shortly before dawn, at 02:30 CST, when 528 people were believed to be in the pit. Of these, 420 are believed to have been rescued.

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2009 Heilongjiang mine explosion
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Heilongjiang province
DateNovember 21, 2009 (2009-11-21)
Time02:30 CST
LocationHegang, Heilongjiang, China
Casualties
108 dead and 29 injured
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