Coal mine explosion kills 6, injures 1 in SW China

GUIYANG, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) — 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 tones.



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