Beijing Gas Leak Kills Six, Injures 12

3 October 2010 (Last Updated October 3rd, 2010 18:30)

Six people have been killed and 12 others injured following a gas leak at a coal mine in south-west China. At the time of the accident, 35 people were working at the Xinglong coal mine outside Zunyi in Guizhou province, according to official Chinese news agency Xinhua. Five worker

Six people have been killed and 12 others injured following a gas leak at a coal mine in south-west China.

At the time of the accident, 35 people were working at the Xinglong coal mine outside Zunyi in Guizhou province, according to official Chinese news agency Xinhua.

Five workers are believed to have died in hospital, while one died at the mine.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.