China: Trapped miner dies of head injury after gold mine explosion
24 January 2021 | 12:37 pm
A miner has died after reportedly falling into a coma after an explosion in Shandong province left him and 21 others trapped underground. Rescuers have been scrambling to deliver supplies and establish an escape route.
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