- The Washington Times - Friday, November 27, 2009

BEIJING (AP) — Searchers have found the final missing body from a coal mine blast that killed 108 people last weekend in northeast China.

The state-run Xinhua News Agency says the body of the miner was recovered Friday afternoon. The report cited the spokesman for the accident investigation team.

The gas explosion was China’s deadliest mining accident in two years. Officials have said too many workers were underground at the time of the blast and evacuation efforts were too slow.

Officials have said 528 miners were in the mine when the explosion occurred.

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