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2008-09-04 06:00:07

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "2nd Ld: Mine Explosion Kills 24 in Northeast China"] SHENYANG, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) - Twenty-four people were killed and six injured on Thursday morning in a gas explosion at a coal mine in Fuxin, northeast China's Liaoning Province, according to local authorities. Rescuers are searching for three other miners who were still trapped in the mine in Qinghe district of Fuxin. The explosion took...

2008-08-25 09:01:27

26 miners confirmed dead in China colliery gas explosion FAKU, Liaoning Province, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese rescuers on Friday recovered the last four bodies of miners killed in a gas blast at a coal mine in northeast China, bringing the death toll to 26. Eighty-one miners were working underground when the accident happened at about 8:50 a.m. on Monday in Baijiagou colliery in Liaoning Province, said Sun Shikui, head of the general hospital affiliated to the Tiefa coal industry group....

2008-08-22 09:00:53

Rescuers recovered the last four victims of a coal mine gas explosion in northeast China Friday, bringing the death toll to 26, officials said. Eighty-one miners were reported working underground at the time of Monday's blast in the Baijiagou colliery at Faku in Liaoning Province. Eleven of the survivors were injured, four of them severely, officials told Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency. The mine promised the family of each victim a minimum of about $28,600 as compensation.

2008-08-22 09:00:53

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "26 Miners Confirmed Dead in China Colliery Gas Explosion"] FAKU, Liaoning Province, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) - Chinese rescuers on Friday recovered the last four bodies of miners killed in a gas blast at a coal mine in northeast China, bringing the death toll to 26. Eighty-one miners were working underground when the accident happened at about 8:50 a.m. on Monday in Baijiagou colliery in Liaoning...

2008-08-21 09:00:56

Search ends for 3 trapped in SW China coal mine collapse KUNMING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers on Wednesday called off the search for three workers trapped in a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province where seven others were confirmed dead. Provincial coal mine safety bureau experts said the gas density in the pit increased drastically and the carbon monoxide density was beyond the safety limit. This made it impossible for anyone to survive after two days. Several fires still...

2008-08-20 03:00:32

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) SHENYANG, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) - Chinese rescuers on Tuesday recovered 11 more bodies of miners killed in a gas blast at a coal mine in northeast China, bringing the death toll to 21. Faku County Government officials on Wednesday said eight bodies were found on Tuesday afternoon and three more that evening from the pit on the outskirts of Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province. Thirty-seven miners were...

2008-08-18 06:00:30

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Colliery Gas Explosion Traps 24 in NE China"] SHENYANG, Aug.18 (Xinhua) - A gas explosion left 24 miners trapped in a colliery in northeast China's Liaoning Province on Monday, according to the provincial work safety supervision authorities. The accident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. in Baijiagou colliery, in Faku county. A total 56 miners escaped without injury. A rescue operation is...

2008-08-05 12:00:40

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Eight Trapped Workers Re-Emerge From Caved-In China Coal Mine"] Shenmu, Shaanxi, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) - Eight of the nine workers who had been trapped underground after a coal mine collapse in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on July 31 re-appeared at the entrance of the tunnel on Tuesday and were hospitalized in stable condition. It wasn't immediately known how they had survived and escaped....

2008-08-04 15:00:41

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Six Miners Trapped in Central China Coal Mine Blast Confirmed dead"] Yichang, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) - Rescuers confirmed that all six miners who were trapped last Thursday in a coal mine gas blast in central China's Hubei Province were dead. Rescuers said they found the remains of four miners late on Monday. The bodies of two others were found on Saturday. The trapped miners, all male, were in...

2008-08-04 09:00:45

Two trapped miners rescued after fatal colliery blast YUZHOU, Henan Province, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers have brought two of the 11 trapped miners alive from a central China coal pit in which 14 died in a coal gas blast. They were in stable condition and receiving medical checks in the mine hospital on Saturday, said Xu Junji, the rescue group head of the Pingyu Coal and Power Company. The rescued pair, Zhao Bingchao and Guo Songfeng, made contact with the rescuers on a fixed...


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