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2008-11-02 12:00:10

Three more bodies found Sunday raised the death toll from a Chinese coal mine gas explosion to 26, officials said. Rescuers searching the Yaotou mine in China's Shaanxi Province found the additional victims in a mine shaft and were still searching for the last three trapped underground, a county government official told Xinhua, the state-run Chinese news service. "It was more than 80 hours after the accident," the official said. "The concentration of poisonous gas is high and their...

2008-10-10 12:00:28

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Death Toll Hits 9 in South China Mine Gas Blast"] NANNING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) - The death toll from a coal mine gas blast on Friday morning in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has risen to nine, a local safety official said. The accident occurred at around 9:20 a.m. in a well of Heshan Coal Mine Co. Ltd in Heshan City, said Zeng Biao, the Laibin Municipal Work Safety Bureau...

2008-10-09 12:00:31

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Four Killed in Southwest China Mine Cave-In"] KUNMING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) - Four people died and one other was injured after a coal mine shaft collapsed on Thursday afternoon in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The cave-in occurred at around 2:30 p.m. in the licensed Zhenxing mine in Laibing Town, Xuanwei City. Eight people were in the shaft at the time of the accident, according to the...

2008-09-30 09:00:42

Coal-rich Chinese province to boost safety by reducing number of coal mines TAIYUAN, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The coal-rich Shanxi Province in north China will reduce its number of coal mines in the next two years as a way to improve mining safety, the provincial government said. Currently, Shanxi has 2,840 coal mines. That number will be reduced to 1,414 mines by 2010. Even though there will be fewer mines, the provincial government still plans an annual coal output of 942 million tons....

2008-09-29 12:00:29

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Coal Mine Accident Kills Six in Southwest China"] Kunming, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) - A coal and gas outburst left six miners dead in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Monday, local authorities said. The accident happened at about 3:30 p.m. at the Xiaowuqie Coal Mine in the Zhaxi Township of Weixin County, a county government spokesman said, providing no further details. It was not...

2008-09-25 09:00:39

Three killed in colliery gas outburst CHANGSHA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least three miners were killed and one remained missing after a coal and gas outburst took place at a colliery in central China's Hunan Province on Tuesday, local safety watchdog confirmed on Wednesday. The accident happened at about 5:20 p.m. when four miners were working underground at Qunli Coal Mine in Lianyuan City, Hunan Province, the provincial work safety supervision administration said on Wednesday. The...

2008-09-24 12:00:26

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) CHANGSHA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) - At least three miners were killed and one remained missing after a coal and gas outburst took place at a colliery in central China's Hunan Province on Tuesday, local safety watchdog confirmed on Wednesday. The accident happened at about 5:20 p.m. when four miners were working underground at Qunli Coal Mine in Lianyuan City, Hunan Province, the provincial work safety...

2008-09-11 06:00:27

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Official Dismisses Claims of "Hundreds Missing" in North China Mud-Rock Flow"] TAIYUAN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) - A senior official in north China on Thursday moved to quash Internet claims that "hundreds" of people are missing after a mud-rock flow that has officially left 128 dead so far. Shanxi Provincial Government secretary-general Wang Qingxian said the number of people missing in the disaster was...

2008-09-10 15:00:26

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Coal Mine Gas Blast Kills Five in SW China"] Kunming, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) - Five people had been confirmed dead in a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province, a local government spokesman said Wednesday. The accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Hengda Coal Mine in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City, leaving one person injured, another missing and four...

2008-09-10 06:00:21

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Nine Rescuers Hospitalized Following SW China Coal Mine Gas Blast"] KUNMING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) - Nine rescuers were poisoned by carbon monoxide while down in a pit trying to save four colleagues who were trapped following a coal mine gas blast in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday. The gas explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon at Tengda Coal Mine of Yiliang County, in the city...