Mine blast kills 7

Seven people died and one was injured in a gas blast Sunday at a coal mine in Guizhou Province, the province’s work safety authority said.

The accident occurred at Xinhua Coal Mine in Jinsha county where 68 miners were working in the shaft. Sixty-one miners escaped and the other seven were killed on the spot.

The coal mine is licensed with a designated annual production capacity of 150,000 tons.



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