4 killed, 9 missing in coal mine gas outburst

Updated: 2010-04-20 13:55
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NANCHANG -- Four miners were killed and nine others missing in a coal mine gas outburst early Tuesday in east China's Jiangxi Province, local authorities said.

The accident occurred at 5:28 a.m. Tuesday when 13 miners were working underground in a shaft of Xingfeng Coal Mine in Jianshan County, Gao'an City, according to the city government's information office.

Rescue operation is underway.