Updated:Emergency workers prepare to help victims of a coal mine blast on Saturday in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Twenty-seven workers died at the site and one other worker died in hospital. Over 100 miners were working underground when the blast went off. An investigation into the accident is underway. It is the second coal mine accident in 24 hours in the country. Twelve miners were killed and two others badly burned in a coal mine gas explosion in southwest Guizhou Province.