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24 Chinese coal miners dead in underground fire

Twenty-four coal miners have died in China following an underground fire, according to state media.

The disaster happened at a mine in Liaoning province in north-east China. Credit: Google Maps

Another 52 people were injured in the disaster at a mine in Liaoning province in the north-east of the country, Xinhua News Agency said.

The mine is said to be run by the state-owned Fuxin Coal Corporation.

China's mines are among the most dangerous in the world, with 1,067 fatalities reported in 2013.