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Explosion kills 20 at Chinese tunnel site

21 May 12 An explosion has killed 20 workers at the site of a tunnel being built for a new motorway in China.

Explosives were being unloaded from a vehicle within the tunnel in Hunan, said the official Chinese news agency Xinhua.

The 2.4km tunnel is part of the Yanling-Rucheng expressway. Work is now under way to investigate the cause of the explosion.

Four other workers survived the blast.

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