5 killed in China colliery gas explosion

Xinhua
Five people were killed on early Wednesday as a methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in central China's Hunan Province, local authorities said.
Xinhua

Five people were killed on early Wednesday as a methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in central China's Hunan Province, local authorities said.

The explosion happened about 3:10am at a coal pit of the Hunan Baodian Qunli Mining Co Ltd in Shaodong County, the county's publicity department said.

Officials of the provincial work safety authority and the county government have arrived at the site to coordinate the rescue efforts.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.

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