GUIYANG, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Six people were confirmed dead and one injured after a coal mine gas blast on Saturday night in southwest China's Guizhou Province, local authorities said.
The accident occurred at about 11:50 p.m. at Hongxing Coal Mine in Pu'an county of Qianxinan prefecture, according to the county government.
The injured person has been rushed to a hospital.
An investigation into the cause of the blast is under way.
The Hongxing Coal Mine has an annual production capacity of 300,000 tonnes.
Chinese premier underlines work safety
BEIJING, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has ordered intensified efforts to improve work safety following a deadly explosion last month in Shandong Province that left 62 dead.
Li made the comments in a written instruction as a work safety committee of the State Council, China's Cabinet, held a plenary session on Friday in Beijing. Full story