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Blast in China coal mine kills 2, traps 25 miners

Coal mine blast in China kills 2; rescuers try to reach 25 miners believed trapped
The Associated Press

BEIJING, China - A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported.

Twelve other miners were rescued from the privately owned mine in Huainan city in Anhui province after Tuesday's blast, one of whom suffered burns, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

PG&E pleads not guilty to obstruction, other charges in deadly gas explosion in California
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighbourhood.

Steve Bauer, an attorney for the company, entered the plea in federal court to all 28 counts, including obstruction of justice. The new indictment — announced last month — replaced a 12-count indictment that related to PG&E's safety practices but did not include an obstruction charge.

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