A total of eight people were killed and one injured as a result of the release of coal and gas at a coal mine in Guizhou province in southwestern China, Xinhua reported.
Search and rescue operations were completed on Tuesday afternoon. An injured miner is being treated in a hospital.
The incident occurred at about 08:50 am local time on April 9 at the Dongfeng mine located in Jinsha County, Bijie City. The investigation into the causes of the incident is currently ongoing.
Saturday last week it was reported that 21 people remain trapped underground as a result of the flooding of a coal mine in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China.
China's coal mines are considered the most dangerous in the world: hundreds of people die there every year. Accidents at mines in eastern Shandong province in January and in the southwestern city of Chongqing in December killed more than 30 miners.