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6 miners killed, 8 missing in China blast

Oct. 28, 2006 at 8:00 AM

MIQUAN, China, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- At least six miners were killed and eight others missing Saturday in a coal mine gas explosion in northern China, a mining official said.

The accident in Dianchanggou Township, Miquan City, in the sparsely populated Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region occurred about 2:35 a.m. local time, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

Xinjiang borders the Tibet autonomous region to the south and Russia to the north.