In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work above ground at the site of a mine explosion in Benxi in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. (Pan Yulong/Xinhua via AP)
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Rescuers pulled 23 workers out of a mine in northeast China Wednesday, hours after they were trapped underground by an explosion that killed 11 and left two others missing, state media reported.The blast took place when miners were dropping explosives down the one-kilometer-deep mine shaft, destroying the pit's hoisting system, according to Xinhua.Six miners were lifted out of the shaft at 5:20 am on Wednesday and 17 others were pulled up about two hours later, according to Xinhua.
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