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    as many as 20

    Dear all,

    ...An explosion at a coal mine in northeastern Colombia killed as many as 20 miners and left six injured, according to a statement from the Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining...

    Does the news report above say, "the number of casualty still remains unknown for sure but at most 20 people"?

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    Re: as many as 20

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    ...An explosion at a coal mine in northeastern Colombia killed as many as 20 miners and left six injured, according to a statement from the Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining...

    Does the news report above say, "the number of casualties still remains unknown for sure but at most 20 people"?

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    Yes.

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    Re: as many as 20

    I would add that if the total is under 20, it will be close to twenty- it's very unlikely that just 2 died.

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