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From: BBC: China mine explosion 'kills 203'
Rescue operations began immediately after Monday's blast 242m (794 feet) underground at the Sunjiawan mine, just after an earthquake shook the area.
From: The New York Times: China Mine Accident Kills More Than 200
the explosion happened about 10 minutes after an earthquake shook the mine, citing Zhang Yunfu, vice general manager of the Fuxin mine group.