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Reports say the miners died after an electrical cable caught fire inside a coal shaft at the Xiaonangou mine on Saturday evening.
Rescuers retrieved five bodies on Sunday morning, Xinhua said.
An investigation is currently under way.
China's vast coal mining industry is notoriously accident-prone.
Most accidents are blamed on failures to follow safety rules, including a lack of required ventilation or fire control equipment.
According to official figures, 2,631 coal miners died in 1,616