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2008-06-14 09:00:13

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "3rd Ld-Writethru: N. China Landslide Kills at Least 16 Factory workers"] TAIYUAN, June 13 (Xinhua) - Sixteen workers died and two remained buried in a landslide that engulfed a factory in Luliang, north China's Shanxi Province on Friday, the local government said. The landslide occurred at 10:20 a.m. on a mountain in Shang'an village, Lishi District. It destroyed a nearby brick factory and...

2006-09-03 11:34:42

BEIJING (Reuters) - Fourteen coal miners died at the weekend in two separate accidents, while the death toll at a third pit climbed to nine, underscoring China's reputation as the world's deadliest mining industry. A gas explosion in a pit in the southwestern province of Guizhou killed eight workers, and injured four, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. The agency quoted local authorities as saying that the blast on Saturday occurred at an illegally run colliery. Six miners died...

2006-08-17 20:49:28

BEIJING (Reuters) - A gas explosion and a collapse have trapped 19 people underground in two Chinese coal mines, the latest accidents to hit the world's deadliest mining industry, the official Xinhua agency reported on Friday. Seven people were caught at the Jianxin mine near Fengcheng city in eastern Jiangsu province after a Thursday afternoon gas explosion in the nearly 50-year old mine. Another 12 were caught by a collapse when they were changing shifts late on Wednesday at a mine...

2006-07-15 21:42:16

BEIJING (Reuters) - A blast has killed 18 coal miners and trapped 39 at a colliery in northern Shanxi province, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. It said six other miners escaped the blast on Saturday afternoon. A seventh had been rescued and was being treated in hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. Accidents occur almost daily in China's coal-mining industry. Last year nearly 6,000 miners died in 3,300 blasts, floods and other accidents, according to official figures.

2006-06-27 00:30:05

BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion of illegally stored dynamite in northwest China killed 11 people, injured 20 and flattened buildings and the death toll is expected to rise, state media said on Tuesday. The storage of explosives in houses is common in Shaanxi province, the heart of the world's deadliest coal-mining industry. "Most of the victims are migrant workers," Xinhua news agency said, citing a local official. Monday's explosion "flattened 23 rooms," Xinhua said without...

2006-05-26 00:10:47

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, where fatal mine accidents are an almost daily occurrence, recorded a near 30 percent decline in coal pit deaths in the first five months of the year compared with the same period of 2005, Xinhua news agency said. More than 3,000 coal mine blasts, floods and other accidents killed nearly 6,000 workers across China last year, as owners, motivated by soaring profits, pushed production past safe limits to fuel the booming economy. The State Administration of...

2006-05-24 02:17:25

BEIJING (Reuters) - A gas explosion at a Chinese coal mine has killed eight miners and trapped an unknown number just days after a flood at another mine stranded 57 underground, official media reported on Wednesday. Monday's accident in the northern province of Henan, following Thursday's flooding at a pit in neighboring Shanxi province, reinforces China's reputation for running the world's deadliest mining industry. The owner of the unlicensed Henan mine and some of his officials...

2006-05-21 18:57:52

BEIJING (Reuters) - A coal pit flood has trapped an estimated 57 miners in north China, Xinhua news agency said, the latest accident to strike the world's deadliest mining industry. The flood struck on Thursday night in Shanxi province and 101 miners managed to escape, Xinhua said of the accident which it blamed on "excessive production." "The mine had the problem of illegally mining beyond its approved coal seams," Li Yizhong, director of the State Administration of Work Safety,...

2006-05-20 21:01:56

BEIJING (Reuters) - A flood at a colliery has trapped 44 miners in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi, the official Xinhua news agency said, in the latest accident to strike the world's deadliest mining industry. The flood hit on Thursday night, but 101 miners managed to escape, Xinhua said in an overnight report on Saturday. The police have arrested nine of the mine's managers, but the boss has gone into hiding, Xinhua said. Some managers had hired taxis to send family members...

2006-02-01 22:20:30

BEIJING (Reuters) - A gas explosion at a Chinese coal mine has killed at least 23 miners, state media reported on Thursday, in the latest accident to hit the world's deadliest mining industry. Another 53 people were hospitalized after breathing toxic gases from the blast at the Sihe Coal Mine in the northern province of Shanxi, the official Xinhua news agency said. Nearly 700 miners were working underground at the time of the explosion on Wednesday, the report said, citing an unnamed...


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