Eleven people were confirmed dead in a coal mine gas blast
Wednesday morning in northwest China's Gansu Province, said local work safety
The explosion occurred at 6:20 in the No.1 coal mine in
Tanshanling town, Wuwei city, more than 180 kilometers from
Lanzhou, the provincial capital.
Officials from the provincial work safety bureau and Wuwei city
government are en route to the coal mine.
The officials gave no further details of the blast, including
the total number of miners working underground when the incident
(Xinhua News Agency November 29, 2006)