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Coal mine blast kills six people in China

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BEIJING, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A gas explosion in a coal mine early Thursday in eastern China's Jiangxi province killed at least six workers, authorities said.

Three more miners were injured in the 1:30 a.m. blast at the Hexing Coal Mine in Baitu, Xinhua News Agency reported. One of them was reported to be in serious condition.

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The cause of the blast was being investigated. Other details of the incident were not immediately available.

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