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Coal mine blast kill six in China

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 11:06

Beijing: At least six people were killed in a coal mine explosion in central China.

The blast occurred around 3 pm yesterday at Niulanchu Coal Mine in Hunan Province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Six miners died on the spot and one was injured seriously and sent to a local hospital.

Rescuers are still searching for one more miner who went missing after the blast, authorities said.

An initial investigation showed that mal-operations was to blame for the blast.

Further investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.


First Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 11:06
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