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Six killed in China coal mine explosion

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 16:50

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.

First Published: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 16:50

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