Beijing, China (CNN) -- Fourteen miners died and another 23 remained trapped in a gold mine where a fire broke out Friday evening in eastern China's Shandong province, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported Saturday.
Another 292 miners escaped safely after the fire erupted at about 5 p.m. Friday, it said.
The fire was in the Luoshan Gold Mine run by the Lingnan Mining Company in Zhaoyuan, a spokesman with the Yantai City government told Xinhua.
A preliminary investigation suggested an underground cable sparked the fire, he said.
Dozens of injured miners had been sent to two local hospitals, a spokesman with the rescue headquarters told Xinhua.