Gas explosion kills 11 in SW China

Updated: 2012-02-03 20:57


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CHENGDU - A colliery gas explosion in Southwest China's Sichuan province killed 11 people, injured six and left one person missing Friday, the local government said.

The accident happened at 1:20 pm at Diaoyutai Coal Mine in Junlian county, in the city of Yibin, the provincial work safety administration said in a press release.

The six injured workers were being treated in hospital and rescue work continued Friday night.

The cause of the accident was under investigation.