Nine miners were killed in an explosion at a mine in China

Nine people were killed in a gas explosion at a mine in central China, according to Xinhua news agency.

The accident occurred Sunday morning at the mining enterprises in Bichzhou in Hunan.

According to rescuers, is now found the bodies of the nine working underground when the explosion miners, the search operation is completed.

According to the agency, the annual production of the company does not exceed 60 000 tons of coal. Recently, at the mine, work began on the reconstruction. Is investigating the causes of the tragedy.

China's coal industry has a high level of accidents. In 2010, the victims of accidents in coal mines were 2.433 thousand, in the first nine months of 2011 — 1.419 thousand.

The last major accident occurred under the ground in November. Then, as a result of a gas leak at a mine in Yunnan province killed 34 people.

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