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Latest Shanxi mine blast Stories

2008-08-04 09:00:45

Rescuers recover a body of six trapped miners at central China colliery YICHANG, Aug.2 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers has found a body of the six miners trapped after a coal mine gas outburst in central China's Hubei Province. Searching efforts for the other five were continuing in the Dakuaitian colliery in Zigui County, Yichang City, a rescue headquarters spokesman said Saturday night. The victim, Zhang Xinghe, 42, was a local resident. Rescuers believed Zhang was carrying coal out when the...

2008-08-04 09:00:45

Death toll rises to 30 in south China coal mine flood NANNING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers had found 23 bodies of the 29 miners trapped at a coal mine in the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region after a flood, bringing the death toll to 30. The flood occurred at 1:15 p.m. on July 21 at the Nadu coal mine in Bose City, trapping 57 miners. A total of 21 miners escaped or were rescued. Rescuers said the 23 bodies were buried in cinders and silt when they were found. Despite the...

2008-08-02 06:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "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....

2008-08-01 09:00:49

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st Ld: Rescuers Make Contact With Two Trapped Miners After Fatal colliery Blast"] ZHENGZHOU, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) - Rescuers have contacted two of the 11 miners trapped in a coal and gas outburst early Friday which has killed 14 in central China's Henan Province. "The two miners contacted the ground rescuers via a fixed telephone in the mine," said Li Shuxin, chief engineer of Pingyu Coal and...

2008-08-01 09:00:49

Death toll rises to six in NE China colliery cave-in SHENYANG, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Six people are dead and another is injured in a cave-in caused by a tremor at a colliery in northeast China, the local authorities confirmed on Thursday. The tremor occurred around 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday in the Hengda coal mine in Fuxin City, Liaoning Province. It caused the collapse of a 20-meter section of a tunnel, trapping seven people working at the site, according to the provincial coal industry...

2008-08-01 09:00:49

Coal mine cave-in traps 9 miners in NW China province XI'AN, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Nine miners remained trapped after a massive cave-in at a colliery in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Thursday and efforts to save them were continuing, said rescuers on Friday. The cave-in occurred at 3:00 p.m. in the Zhaojialiang Coal Mine in Shenmu County, when 38 workers were underground, according to the provincial coal mine production safety regulator. Twenty-nine miners were confirmed to...

2008-08-01 09:00:49

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Death Toll Rises To Six in NE China Colliery Cave-In"] SHENYANG, July 31 (Xinhua) - Six people are dead and another is injured in a cave-in caused by a tremor at a colliery in northeast China, the local authorities confirmed on Thursday. The tremor occurred around 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday in the Hengda coal mine in Fuxin City, Liaoning Province. It caused the collapse of a 20-meter section...

2008-08-01 03:00:26

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Coal Mine Cave-In Traps 9 Miners in NW China Province"] XI'AN, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) - Nine miners remained trapped after a massive cave-in at a colliery in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Thursday and efforts to save them were continuing, said rescuers on Friday. The cave-in occurred at 3:00 p.m. in the Zhaojialiang Coal Mine in Shenmu County, when 38 workers were underground, according...

2008-07-29 12:01:02

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China Punishes 34 People for Coal Mine Blast"] BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) - A total of 34 people held responsible for a coal mine explosion in central China's Henan province were punished for malpractice, the state work safety watchdog said on Tuesday. Cao Xinyi, owner of Wangzhuang colliery in Baofeng county, Pingdingshan city and a further 15 people faced legal charges, according to the...

2008-07-28 12:00:53

29 miners trapped for six days after mine flood in S.W. China BAISE, Guangxi, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers drilled two ventilation holes about 170 meters into the ground on Sunday to help release gas from a flooded coal mine where 29 miners remained trapped for six days in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. High-gas density had impeded the search progress in the Nadu mine where the flood occurred at 1:15 p.m. on Monday trapping 57 miners. A total of 21 miners escaped...