Beijing, Feb 27 (PTI) Seven persons were killed and 11 others injured today in a coal mine gas explosion in China’s southwestern Guizhou Province.Also Read - Lingerie ad or Mangalsutra Shoot? Netizens Troll Sabyasachi For His New Jewellery Line Photoshoot

The explosion occurred this morning in Dahebian Coal Mine in Liupanshui city when 41 people were working underground. Also Read - Shehnaaz Gill Should Not be Made to Remember Sidharth Shukla Everytime: Himanshi Khurana Expresses Concern

The blast killed seven workers and wounded 11 others. Also Read - No Firecracker, Only Green Crackers This Diwali: How These States Taking Measures to Control Air Pollution

Twenty-three workers have been lifted out of the shaft safely, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The Dahebian coal mine belongs to the state-owned Guizhou Shuicheng Mining Company, which has an annual output of 900,000 tonnes.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.