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Latest Shanxi mine blast Stories

2008-06-18 06:00:00

The death toll from a coal mine blast here was finalized at 34 as rescuers retrieved the last six bodies Wednesday. The tragedy was China's deadliest coal mine accident so far this year. Rescuers found one body at 4 a.m. and another two at 7 a.m. under the main shaft of the Anxin Coal Mining Co. Ltd.'s mine in Xiaoyi City. The remaining three were recovered by 11 a.m. The bodies were sent to mortuaries for the victims' families to claim. An explosion occurred in the mine at about 11 a.m....

2008-06-18 03:00:26

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) Xiaoyi, Shanxi, 18 June: The death toll from a coal mine blast in north China's Shanxi Province rose to 31 as rescuers retrieved three more bodies early Wednesday [18 June]. Rescuers found one body at 4 a.m. and another two at 7 a.m. under the main shaft of the Anxin Coal Mining Co. Ltd mine in Xiaoyi City. The three bodies were pulled out. An explosion occurred in the mine at about 11 a.m. Friday...

2008-06-17 15:00:44

Death toll in north China mine flooding rises to eight TAIYUAN, June 16 (Xinhua) -- One miner who had been previously reported missing was confirmed dead in a flooded colliery in north China's Shanxi Province, bringing the death toll to eight, local authorities said on Monday. The flooding occurred in Yutian Coal Mining Co. Ltd. in Ningwu County at about 11 p.m. Friday when 14 miners were working underground, according to the provincial work safety watchdog. Five managed to escape on...

2008-06-17 12:00:41

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

2008-06-17 06:00:29

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

2008-06-16 12:00:48

43 trapped in north China colliery blast TAIYUAN, June 13 (Xinhua) -- A colliery blast in north China's Shanxi Province on Friday has trapped 43 miners underground, local authorities said. The explosion occurred at about 11 a.m. in Anxin Coal Mining Co. Ltd in Xiaoyi City. A total of 58 miners were working underground at the time, 15 of whom were saved after the blast, according to Xiaoyi officials. The mine's licenses and certificates were valid and it passed the safety check...

2008-06-16 12:00:48

Nine rescued, 34 still trapped in north China colliery blast TAIYUAN, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Nine miners were rescued after a colliery blast in north China's Shanxi Province on Friday but 34 were still trapped underground, local authorities said. The explosion occurred at about 11 a.m. in the facility of the Anxin Coal Mining Co. Ltd. in Xiaoyi City. City officials said 58 miners were working underground at the time, 15 of whom were rescued after the blast. Nine miners were lifted...

2008-06-16 12:00:48

Seven trapped after gas explosion in central China coal mine WUHAN, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Seven miners have been trapped in a coal mine in central China's Hubei Province after a gas explosion late Thursday, rescuers said on Friday. The miners were exploring 700 meters underground for coal deposit at the Tuya Coal Mine in Hefeng County when the explosion occurred. The gas was dense in the mine and rescuers had to put on gas masks to conduct operations. Rescuers have located the seven...

2008-06-16 12:00:48

Seven dead, one missing in north China mine flooding TAIYUAN, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Seven miners were confirmed dead and one was missing in a flooded colliery in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said on Sunday. The flooding occurred in Yutian Coal Mining Co. Ltd. in Ningwu County at about 11 p.m. Friday when 14 miners were working underground, according to the provincial work safety watchdog. Five managed to escape on their own. Another one was rescued and then sent to...

2008-06-15 03:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) Taiyuan, 15 June: Initial investigation showed that substandard explosives had caused the coal mine blast that left 27 miners dead and seven others trapped, Shanxi provincial coal mine safety watchdog said on Sunday. "The substandard explosives stored in the shaft self-ignited, resulting in the deadly blast, according to an official with the provincial coal mine safety watchdog. It said poor...