Rescuers said the death toll in last weekend's blaze at a complex of iron mines in Hebei province had reached 61, with four miners still unaccounted for. The fire at the privately-owned mining operation in the city of Shahe was thought to have been caused by an electrical fault. A city official told state media the poor management of the mines made it difficult to get an accurate figure for the number of miners who were working there at the time of the blaze.
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