1 killed, 4 injured in China coal mine explosion

BEIJING: At least one person has been killed and four others injured in a gas explosion at a coal mine in central China’s Hunan Province, authorities said today.

The blast took place yesterday in a shaft at Shanwozhuang coal mine in Jiahe County.

Five workers, who were working at the mine, sustained injuries and rushed to a nearby hospital.

One of the severely injured persons died, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Further investigations into the incident were underway.



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