Wang Zhenjie, 29, works in a gold mine in Xiadian, China. He was at home during the day because his boss called earlier in the afternoon and said there'd been an accident at the mine. (Tom Lasseter/MCT)
Wang Zhenjie, 29, works in a gold mine in Xiadian, China. He was at home during the day because his boss called earlier in the afternoon and said there'd been an accident at the mine. (Tom Lasseter/MCT) Tom Lasseter/MCT
Wang Zhenjie, 29, works in a gold mine in Xiadian, China. He was at home during the day because his boss called earlier in the afternoon and said there'd been an accident at the mine. (Tom Lasseter/MCT) Tom Lasseter/MCT

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