Eleven miners were killed in gas blast that occurred in a coal
mine in northeast China's Jilin Province early Thursday morning,
The blast occurred at 2:16 AM in Xinyu Coal Mine in Baishan
City's Jiangyuan District, trapping 11 miners who were working
Rescue efforts were kicked off immediately after the mishap and
all the 11 trapped miners were found dead five hours later.
Cause of the blast is being investigated.
(Xinhua News Agency October 26, 2006)