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Published: Wednesday April 16, 2014 MYT 5:51:09 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 16, 2014 MYT 5:52:00 AM

Two miners die at Yancoal mine after wall collapses - media

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Two people have died after a wall at a mine operated by Yancoal Australia Ltd collapsed, local Australian media reported on Wednesday.

The fatalities occurred at the Austar Coal Mine near Paxton in the New South Wales Hunter Valley region when a wall collapsed, trapping the two men about 500 meters underground, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

All mining production has ceased at the mine pending further investigations, the Herald reported.

(Reporting by Colin Packham. Editing by Andre Grenon)


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