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6 killed in coal mine gas explosion in Xinjiang

2012-02-15 10:56 Xinhua     Web Editor: Xu Aqing comment

Six miners were killed in a colliery gas explosion Tuesday in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said.

Six miners were underground when the explosion went off at Xingda coal mine in Manas county at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the region's Coal Mine Safety Administration.

Investigation into the cause of the incident is under way.

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