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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...

2008-10-31 00:00:16

China was hit by three separate coal mine disasters on the same day, with at least four workers confirmed dead. All three disasters occurred Wednesday, two of them in northwest Shaanxi Province and the third in central Henan Province, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The bodies of three workers were retrieved Friday while another 26 remained missing after a gas explosion in a shaft in the state-owned Yaotou mine in Shaanxi Province's Chengcheng County, the report said. Seven...

2008-10-30 00:00:10

Gas exploded in a coal mine in northwest China's Shaanxi province, trapping 29 miners, officials said. The blast occurred late Wednesday in the shaft at the Yaotou mine in Chengcheng County in central Shaanxi, Xinhua reported quoting a provincial government spokesman. Emergency rescue operations were under way, the state-run news agency said, adding no additional details were immediately available.

2008-10-14 03:00:24

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ZHENGZHOU, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) - Seven miners were found dead and two others trapped after a coal and gas outburst happened late Monday at a colliery owned by Hebi Coal Industry (Group) Corp. Ltd.in central China's Henan Province. A corporate source said coal and gas leaked out at the No 6 coalpit around 10:41 p.m. while 44 miners were working then. Thirty-three miners escaped unhurt, but the remainder...

2008-10-13 09:00:34

Three dead in northwest China coal mine accident XI'AN, Oct.10 (Xinhua) -- Three miners who were trapped in a coal mine flood Sunday have all been found dead, said authorities in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Friday. A tunnel of Chang'an Coal Mine, owned by Xundong Coal Industry Company in Xunyi, flooded around 6 p.m. Oct.5 while 16 miners were working underground. Thirteen escaped unhurt the following day, but three remained trapped, said a local source. The local...

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...

2008-10-10 06:00:28

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) NANNING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) - Seven miners died and another seven were injured after a coal mine gas blast on Friday morning in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, 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 deputy head. Heshan is a city administered by...

2008-10-10 06:00:28

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Three Dead in Northwest China Coal Mine Accident"] XI'AN, Oct.10 (Xinhua) - Three miners who were trapped in a coal mine flood Sunday have all been found dead, said authorities in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Friday. A tunnel of Chang'an Coal Mine, owned by Xundong Coal Industry Company in Xunyi, flooded around 6 p.m. Oct.5 while 16 miners were working underground. Thirteen...

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...

2008-09-24 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...