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Latest Shanxi mine blast Stories

2008-09-22 09:00:41

Coal mine accident traps over 30 miners in NE China province HARBIN, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least 30 miners were feared to have been trapped in a coal mine accident in Hegang City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province early Saturday morning, according to a government source. There were no immediate words on the cause of the accident. The accident happened at around 4 a.m. when 44 miners were working underground, said the government source. About a dozen miners managed to...

2008-09-21 09:00:22

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Death Toll Rises To 19 in NE China Coal Mine Fire"] HEGANG, Heilongjiang, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) - Rescuers have found another 14 bodies at a coal mine in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, bringing the death toll from a fire on Saturday to 19. A rescue headquarters spokesman said 12 miners remained missing as of 2 p.m. on Sunday. Rescuers reached the fire in the shaft at 1 a.m. on...

2008-09-20 12:00:41

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) Harbin, 20 September: At least 30 miners were feared to have been trapped in a coal mine accident in Hegang City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province early Saturday morning, according to a government source. There were no immediate words on the cause of the accident. The accident happened at around 4 a.m. [2000 gmt 19 September] when 44 miners were working underground, said the government...

2008-09-20 12:00:41

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "2nd Ld: Five Dead, 26 Missing in NE China Coal Mine Fire"] HEGANG, Heilongjiang, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) - Five miners were confirmed dead and 26 remained missing after a coal mine fire in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province broke out early on Saturday, rescuers said. The fire was detected at around 3:30 a.m. in the Fuhua mine in Hegang City, when 43 miners were underground, the rescue...

2008-09-15 06:00:29

By Keith Bradsher The governor and deputy governor of Shanxi Province lost their jobs Sunday after at least 254 villagers were killed when their homes were engulfed in a cascade of muddy iron ore waste from the reservoir of an unlicensed mine. The removal of two top officials in the province in north- central China, which was announced by the Xinhua news agency, was the latest sign that the authorities in Beijing were assigning personal responsibility to high-ranking members of the...

2008-09-14 06:00:15

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...

2008-09-13 09:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Five Dead in Illegal Coal Mine Blast in Southwest China"] CHENGDU, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) - Five people were dead on Thursday in an illegally-run coal mine after it was ordered to be blown up, a local government spokesman said on Friday. An illegal coal mine in Kaijiang County of Dazhou City was demolished by bombing at about 3:30 p.m. after the county's land and resources bureau received a...

2008-09-11 09:00:33

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 others trapped underground. On Wednesday afternoon, rescuers recovered the five bodies of the...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.