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Coal mine explosion kills 6 in SW China

Updated: 2013-12-22 16:31
( Xinhua)

GUIYANG - Six people were confirmed dead and one injured after a coal mine gas blast on Saturday night in southwest China's Guizhou Province, local authorities said.

The accident occurred at about 11:50 p.m. at Hongxing Coal Mine in Pu'an county of Qianxinan prefecture, according to 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.