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Coal mine blast kills nine in Jiangxi
Updated: 2005-09-21 20:47

Nine miners were killed and five others injured in a coal mine gas blast on Monday in Fengcheng, a city in east China's Jiangxi Province, according to local government Wednesday.

The accident occurred at about 8:00 p.m. Monday at Changfeng coal mine in Luoshi town when 14 people were working underground and five of them survived. The bodies of the nine miners killed in the accident were found on Tuesday.

The coal mine which belongs to the Jiangxi Provincial Coal Group has been ordered to suspend production. Further investigation is underway.

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