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Latest Shanxi mudslide Stories

2008-09-15 06:00:29

By Keith Bradsher The governor and deputy governor of Shanxi Province lost their jobs Sunday after at least 254 villagers were killed when their homes were engulfed in a cascade of muddy iron ore waste from the reservoir of an unlicensed mine. The removal of two top officials in the province in north- central China, which was announced by the Xinhua news agency, was the latest sign that the authorities in Beijing were assigning personal responsibility to high-ranking members of the...

2008-09-14 15:00:19

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "Commentary" by Xinhua writers Ni Siyi, Wang Cong: "Can Government Personnel Reshuffle Make Shanxi Province a Safer Place?"] BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) - A deadly landslide triggered by the collapse of an illegal mining dump has cost the jobs of a string of party and government officials in Shanxi Province, with the latest casualty being Governor Meng Xuenong and Vice Governor Zhang Jianmin....

2008-09-14 12:00:19

Chinese provincial officials were removed from their jobs Sunday as officials said the death toll from last week's deadly Shanxi mudslide reached 254. Meng Xuenong, governor of Shanxi Province, tendered his resignation and Zhang Jianmin, the province's vice governor, was removed from his post at a Communist Party congress Sunday, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The mudslide struck Monday at the Tashan Mine in Shanxi Province when a retaining wall holding back a storage...

2008-09-14 09:00:27

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st Ld-Writethru: North China Mud-Rock Flow Death Toll Rises To 254"] XIANGFEN, Shanxi, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) - The death toll of a mud- rock flow in north China's Shanxi Province rose to 254 as of 8 p.m. Saturday, local authorities said on Saturday night. Kang Haiyin, Communist Party committee chief of Xiangfen County, and Li Xuejun, the county head, have been suspended from duty. The...

2008-09-12 15:00:23

About 90 percent of the area covered by a deadly mudslide at a Chinese mine has been searched, an official said Friday as the death toll rose to 178. More than 2,000 searchers have been combing the hillside below a pond used for spoil from the Tashan Mine in Shanxi Province, Xinhua, the official government news agency, reported. Shanxi Provincial Government Secretary-General Wang Qingxian said that the search for bodies and survivors was nearing completion. A retaining wall burst Monday...

2008-09-12 06:00:29

By Ben Blanchard Why anyone would choose to work in China's often deadly mining industry appears to be a mystery, until you talk to people like Lu Renyan. For him, the motivating factor is poverty. Lu lives and works in the gritty northern province of Shanxi, just a few hundred meters from the site of a mudslide Wednesday caused by the collapse of a heap of mining refuse. The death toll, last reported at 151, was expected to rise. The China Daily newspaper quoted the country's work...

2008-09-11 15:00:29

At least 13 people involved with an illegal ore mine where a deadly mudslide occurred could face criminal charges, Chinese officials said Thursday. The death toll in the disaster in Shanxi Province increased to 151 with 35 injured, Xinhua, the official government news agency reported. A retaining wall of a reservoir holding mining spoil burst Monday morning after heavy rains, sending rocks and mud spilling down a mountainside in Linfen City, Xiangfen County. The mudslide hit an office...

2008-09-11 03:00:18

The death toll from a rain-triggered mud-rock slide this week in a mining town in China's northern Shanxi province has risen to 128, officials said. The incident occurred Monday at a pond holding waste ore materials from the Tashan Mine in rain-soaked Linfen City, Xinhua reported. An earlier Xinhua report said the slide toppled a warehouse, killing several people and trapping several more. The latest report said an initial investigation showed the accident's cause was "the unlicensed...

2008-09-09 12:00:27

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "3rd-Ld-Writethru: N. China Mud-Rock Flow Death Toll Rises To 56"] TAIYUAN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) - The death toll from a rain-triggered mud-rock flow in north China's Shanxi Province rose to 56 as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the local rescue headquarters said. Another 35 injured were being treated by five experts and more than 150 medical personnel. Most had suffered fractures and were in stable...

2008-09-09 09:00:36

North China mud-rock flow death toll rises to 34 TAIYUAN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Eight more deaths were reported Tuesday morning in north China's Shanxi Province, bringing the death toll from the rain-triggered mud-rock flow that caused the collapse of a warehouse to 34, the local rescue headquarters said on Tuesday. Another 35 people were injured in the accident as of 3 a.m. Tuesday. Five experts and more than 150 local medical personnel are treating the injured. The accident...


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