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2005-12-01 05:26:53

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have shut down a state-owned colliery in northeast China and detained top officials after 164 miners died in an explosion, state media reported on Thursday. State-owned Dongfeng coal mine run by a branch of the Heilongjiang Longmei Mining (Group) Co.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.