Seven Dead, Three Missing in Central China Coal Mine Cave-In
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)
[Xinhua: "Seven Dead, Three Missing in Central China Coal Mine Cave-In"]
ZHENGZHOU, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) – Seven miners died and three others were missing after a coal mine cave-in on Saturday in Luoyang City, central China’s Henan Province, local authorities confirmed Sunday morning.
Rescuers recovered the bodies of the seven miners on Sunday from a collapsed goaf lane.
Ten miners were cleasing the deserted tunnel section, when the accident happened at 2:20 p.m. Saturday.
Shi Jichun, vice governor of Henan, has taken command of the rescue work at the site. He urged all-out effort to search for the missing.
The coal mine, with a designed production capacity of 150,000 tons a year, belongs to the Xin’an Xintai Coal Mining Co. Ltd., which was a township business composed of five small mining firms in Xin’an County.
Originally published by Xinhua news agency, Beijing, in English 0349 14 Sep 08.
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