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Explosion at New Zealand coal mine


WELLINGTON, New Zealand (WKOW) --  More than two dozen people are missing after an explosion rocks a New Zealand coal mine.

Officials say 27 workers are underground after Friday's blast. Five other workers managed to make their way out.

Officials suspect the explosion was caused by a buildup of gas.

Rescue workers are unable to enter the mine yet for safety reasons.

Officials don't know if all of those underground are together or in separate groups.

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