September 30, 2008
Coal Mine Accident Kills Six in Southwest China
Coal mine accident kills six in southwest China
KUNMING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- A coal and gas outburst left six miners dead in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Monday, local authorities said.
It was not immediately known how many people were working in the shaft when the accident took place.
Outburst is a phenomenon characterized by ejection of gas and coal from the solid face into the mine, where the gas is a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide.
Investigation into the accident is underway.
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