More than 20 dead after fire in China

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JIXI CITY, China- More than 20 coal miners are dead after a fire in China. State media reports that the fire occurred late Friday evening at a mine in Jixi City.

Rescue workers found the bodies of 21 miners and are searching for one more.

There were 16 miners able to escape.

This comes as China, the world’s largest producer of coal, grappling to improve standards in the poorly regulated sector where profits are often put above worker safety.

Accidents in Chinese coal mines killed 931 people in 2014.

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