Six killed in China coal mine explosion

Six people were confirmed dead and one injured after a coal mine gas blast in southwest China`s Guizhou province, local authorities said.

IANS| Updated: Dec 22, 2013, 16:50 PM IST

Beijing: Six people were confirmed dead and one injured after a coal mine gas blast in southwest China`s Guizhou province, local authorities said.

The accident occurred around 11.50 p.m. Saturday at Hongxing Coal Mine in Pu`an county of Qianxinan prefecture, Xinhua reported citing the county government.

The injured person has been rushed to a hospital.

An investigation into the cause of the blast is under way.

The Hongxing Coal Mine has an annual production capacity of 300,000 tonnes.