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Seven killed in gas outburst in central China

2012-07-08 05:48:37 GMT2012-07-08 13:48:37(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

CHANGSHA, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Seven miners have been killed in a gas outburst in central China's Hunan province on Sunday, local authorities said.

The accident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. at the Xiangzhong Coal Mine in the city of Lianyuan, the city government said in a press release. Thirty nine managed to escape.

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

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