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2008-07-08 09:00:51

Death toll in N. China mine accident stands at 21 TAIYUAN, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers had recovered 21 bodies from the site of a mining accident in north China's Shanxi Province as of Monday, the end of a three day search operation. An initial investigation found 34 miners were working underground on Saturday when the accident took place at about 11:20 a.m. at Wujiu Coal Mine in Nanjiao District, Datong City. Thirteen survived but others were fatally poisoned by carbon monoxide,...

2008-07-07 09:00:47

Death toll rises to 21 in north China coal mine accident TAIYUAN, July 6 (Xinhua) -- At least 21 miners have died after a coal mine accident in north China's Shanxi Province on Saturday morning, local authority said on Sunday. All the victims had been poisoned by carbon monoxide at around 11:20 a.m. at Wujiu Coal Mine in Nanjiao District, Datong City, said a Datong city government official. Seven miners managed to escape on their own and four were helped out, the official said....

2008-07-06 12:00:18

An accidental release of carbon monoxide has killed at least 21 coal miners in China's Shanxi province, authorities say. A Datong City official said investigators suspect spontaneous ignition or a gas blast likely caused the carbon monoxide to be released into the Wujiu coal mine, which is now the target of a search for survivors, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, reported Sunday. Four miners were helped from the coal mine following Saturday's accident and another seven miners...

2008-07-06 06:00:12

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Coal Mine Accident Kills One, Traps 16 in North China"] TAIYUAN, July 6 (Xinhua) - One miner was killed and another 16 were still trapped underground after a coal mine accident occurred in north China's Shanxi Province on Saturday morning, local authority said on Sunday. The accident took place at around 11:20 a.m. at Wujiu Coal Mine in the southern suburb of Datong City when 24 miners...

2008-07-02 09:00:00

With 16 trapped miners confirmed dead on Wednesday, the death toll of a coal shaft collapse accident on Tuesday rose to 18 in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. The accident occurred at around 11:16 a.m. at the state-owned Huisen Liangshuijing Coal Mine in Shenmu County, 600 km north of the provincial capital of Xi'an, the emergency response office of the provincial government said. A total of 28 workers were working underground when the accident happened, but only 12 were rescued....

2008-07-02 09:00:46

Two dead, possibly 16 trapped in NW China mine collapse XI'AN, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Two miners are dead and an estimated 16 others are trapped after a coal shaft collapsed on Tuesday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. The emergency response office of the provincial government said the accident happened at around 11:16 a.m. at the state-owned Huisen Liangshuijing Coal Mine in Shenmu County, 600 kilometers north of the provincial capital of Xi'an. At least 28 workers were working...

2008-07-02 09:00:46

Chinese work safety officials Wednesday were investigating the cause of coal mine collapse that killed at least 18 miners, officials said Rescue workers found the bodies of 16 miners trapped in the state-owned mine in Shaanxi province, reported Xinhua, China's official news agency. Two rescued miners later died in a hospital from what doctors said was gas poisoning. Twenty-eight workers were in the mine when the shaft collapsed, officials said. Crews rescued 12 miners, including the two...

2008-07-01 21:00:14

A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China Tuesday, killing two miners and trapping about 16 others, emergency response officials said. More than two dozen workers were in the vicinity when the accident occurred about 11:15 a.m. at the state-owned Huisen Liangshuijing coal mine in Shaanxi province, Xinhua reported. The two miners who died were victims of gas poisoning, doctors said. Rescuers were clearing the blocked tunnels in an attempt to reach the trapped miners, but their...

2008-06-19 09:00:47

Coal mine cave-in kills five workers in NW China URUMQI, June 17 (Xinhua) -- A cave-in killed five workers in a coal mine in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early Tuesday, local government authorities reported. The accident happened at about 6 a.m. in Laojunmiao Colliery in Mulei County of Xinjiang, trapping eight miners. The workers were quickly evacuated but five died en route to a hospital of gas poisoning. The other three remained hospitalized. Local...

2008-06-19 09:00:46

Spontaneous blast of explosives causes China mine accident XIAOYI, Shanxi, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Spontaneous ignition of explosives caused a coal mine blast on Friday that killed 28 people and trapped six, said Zhang Jianmin, vice governor of north China's Shanxi Province, on Tuesday. He said that illegal home-made explosives, which were concealed in the colliery tunnel, ignited on their own and triggered the blast, producing toxic gas and collapsing some parts of the shaft as 58 miners...


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