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Coal mine gas blast kills one, traps four in SW China
Updated: 2008-09-10 06:39

KUNMING -- A gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday afternoon killed one and left four others trapped underground, a local government spokesman said.

The accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. at the Hengda Coal Mine in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City.

One injured person was rescued and taken to hospital, and rescue efforts were underway for the four trapped people.