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6 killed, 3 injured in East China colliery blast

Updated: 2013-12-05 10:01
( Xinhua)

NANCHANG -- Six people were killed and three others injured after a gas blast occurred at a coal mine early Thursday morning in East China's Jiangxi province, local authorities confirmed.

The explosion happened at around 1:20 am at Hexing Coal Mine in Baitu township of Fengcheng city, the provincial coal mine safety supervision bureau said.

The injured miners are being treated in a local hospital. One of them suffered serious injuries.

An investigation into the cause of the blast is underway.

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