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4 killed in China's coal mine explosion

world Updated: Dec 23, 2011 07:28 IST

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At least four people were killed and 12 others injured in a coal mine explosion in China's southwestern Sichuan Province.

The accident occurred last night in Xunsi township of Junlian County in Yibin city, causing a three-storey house to collapse, local officials said.

The 12 injured have been hospitalised for medical treatment, while twenty-six others stayed in hospital for further medical checkup, Xinhua news agency reported.