Latest Luliang Stories

2008-06-20 09:00:35

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Six China Officials Sacked for Coal Mine Blast That Killed 34"] BEIJING, June 20 (Xinhua) - Six government officials in north China's coal-rich Shanxi province have been removed from their posts after an explosion a week ago killed 34 miners. The accident, the deadliest so far this year, occurred on June 13 at a coal pit of the Anxin Coal Mining Co. Ltd. in Xiaoxi, Luliang, when 58 miners,...

2008-06-19 09:00:46

Twenty-eight confirmed dead in north China mine blast XIAOYI, Shanxi, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-eight people were confirmed dead and six trapped on Tuesday after a coal mine blast in north China's Shanxi Province last Friday. The State Council set up a team on Tuesday to investigate the accident at the Anxin Coal Mining company and Zhao Tiechui, director of the State Administration of Coal Mine Safety, was appointed its head. The team will examine whether the mine in Luliang, Xiaoyi...

2008-06-16 12:00:29

Loess collapse caused China landslide that killed 19: official LISHI, Shanxi, June 14 (Xinhua) -- A loess collapse caused a landslide in north China's Shanxi Province that killed 19 workers in a brick factory, a local official said on Saturday. The loose soil, steep slope and villagers watering trees on the slope contributed to the loess collapse, an official with the Shanxi Provincial Land and Resources Department said. The landslide occurred at about 10:20 a.m. Friday, destroying...

2008-06-14 09:00:13

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "3rd Ld-Writethru: N. China Landslide Kills at Least 16 Factory workers"] TAIYUAN, June 13 (Xinhua) - Sixteen workers died and two remained buried in a landslide that engulfed a factory in Luliang, north China's Shanxi Province on Friday, the local government said. The landslide occurred at 10:20 a.m. on a mountain in Shang'an village, Lishi District. It destroyed a nearby brick factory and...

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.