Rescuers prepare to go down into the coal mine after the deadly blast in Shizuishan, in Ningxia. Photo: Xinhua

‘Illegal’ coal mining cause of deadly explosion killed 19 in northern China

Initial investigation shows Ningxia blast caused by illegal activities, with representatives of mine’s owners now in custody

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Rescuers prepare to go down into the coal mine after the deadly blast in Shizuishan, in Ningxia. Photo: Xinhua
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