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Latest Shanxi mine blast Stories

2005-12-08 00:30:50

TANGSHAN, China (Reuters) - A gas explosion at a Chinese coal pit has killed at least 74 miners, state media said on Thursday, the latest in a grimly predictable series of statistics to emerge from the world's deadliest mining industry. Thirty-two were still missing in freezing temperatures at the Liuguantun colliery in Tangshan, 180 km (108 miles) east of Beijing in Hebei province, after Wednesday's blast. Xinhua news agency said initially that 186 miners had been working in the...

2005-12-07 21:38:03

BEIJING (Reuters) - A gas explosion at a Chinese coal pit has killed at least 62 miners, state media said on Thursday, the latest in a grimly familiar series of statistics to emerge from the world's deadliest mining industry. Thirteen were missing in freezing temperatures at the Liuguantun colliery in Tangshan, northern Hebei province, after Wednesday's blast. Xinhua news agency said 186 miners were working in the pit at the time but later revised the figure to 104. The State...

2005-12-07 07:17:42

BEIJING (Reuters) - At least 123 people were missing after a blast on Wednesday afternoon at a coal mine in northern Hebei province, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. Twenty-seven miners escaped the explosion in Tangshan City, the report added, but no further details were immediately available. China has the world's biggest and deadliest mining industry. At least 2,700 miners have died in blasts, flooding collapses and other accidents in the first half of 2005 alone.

2005-12-03 05:31:35

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The death toll from an explosion in a coal mine in northeast China has risen to 169, with two people still missing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday. Rescuers found the remains of three more miners killed in the blast at the state-owned Dongfeng coal mine in Heilongjiang province, Xinhua said. The dead include 167 miners who were working underground when the explosion happened last Sunday and two workers who were in a generator room at ground...

2005-12-01 05:26:53

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have shut down a state-owned colliery in northeast China and detained top officials after 164 miners died in an explosion, state media reported on Thursday. State-owned Dongfeng coal mine run by a branch of the Heilongjiang Longmei Mining (Group) Co. Ltd., a conglomerate of four major coal firms in northeastern Heilongjiang province, was hit by a blast late on Sunday. The coal mine operator and the party chief of the Dongfeng coal mine were...

2005-11-06 23:39:25

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, where fatal coal mine accidents are an almost daily event, has ordered pit managers to accompany miners underground on every shift in a new bid to improve safety, state media said on Monday. Their job would be to discover any potential dangers before they lead to an accident, the Beijing News said a day after a gas explosion killed 15 workers in the northern province of Shanxi. More than 2,700 Chinese miners lost their lives in the first half of this year...

2004-12-01 00:00:03

BEIJING - The death toll in a massive coal mine explosion in central China rose Wednesday to 166 after scores of missing miners were declared dead, government radio reported. The report on the Web site of China National Radio came after officials said rescue efforts were being blocked by fires and toxic fumes in the Chenjiashan Coal Mine, which was hit by the huge gas explosion on Sunday. The death toll earlier was reported at 65, with 101 miners still missing. The one-sentence report by...

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2004-11-29 06:00:02

BEIJING - The chances of saving 141 trapped coal miners were "extremely slight," an official said Monday, as rescuers pumped out noxious fumes from the mine after a gas explosion in central China. Twenty-five miners were confirmed dead. Early rescue efforts following the blast Sunday were blocked by high levels of carbon monoxide and thick smoke in the Chenjiashan Coal Mine, in the central province of Shaanxi, according to the government. The mine's wrecked ventilation system was repaired...

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2004-11-29 00:00:04

BEIJING - Toxic gas hampered the search for 141 trapped coal miners Monday following an explosion in central China, and an official said their chances of survival were "extremely slight." At least 25 people were confirmed dead. High levels of carbon monoxide kept rescuers from reaching the site of Sunday's disaster in Shaanxi province, the official Xinhua News Agency said. An official at the Shaanxi coal mine safety bureau said hope was fading fast for the trapped miners. "The rescue...

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2004-11-28 21:00:03

BEIJING - More than 140 miners remained trapped in the tunnels and shafts of a coal mine in central China following an explosion Sunday that killed 25 of their colleagues, the government said. Some 127 workers managed to escape the state-owned mine, the Xinhua News Agency said, citing the State Bureau of Production Safety. Some 45 were hospitalized, five with serious injuries, Xinhua said. The blast rocked Chenjiashan coal mine in Shaanxi province at 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, when 293 workers...