7 killed in coal mine explosion in China

BEIJING, Feb 27:  Seven persons were killed and 11 others injured today in a coal mine gas explosion in China’s southwestern Guizhou Province.

The explosion occurred this morning in Dahebian Coal Mine in Liupanshui city when 41 people were working underground.

The blast killed seven workers and wounded 11 others.

Twenty-three workers have been lifted out of the shaft safely, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The Dahebian coal mine belongs to the state-owned Guizhou Shuicheng Mining Company, which has an annual output of 900,000 tonnes.



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