Death toll rises to 26 in China mine blast
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in China's worst mine accident in nearly a year has risen to 26 as high temperatures and dangerous carbon monoxide levels hampered rescue work Friday for 21 others still trapped.
Police detained the owners of the Xiaojiawan coal mine following Wednesday evening's blast in coal-rich Panzhihua city in the southwestern province of Sichuan.
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