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2008-10-30 00:00:10

Gas exploded in a coal mine in northwest China's Shaanxi province, trapping 29 miners, officials said. The blast occurred late Wednesday in the shaft at the Yaotou mine in Chengcheng County in central Shaanxi, Xinhua reported quoting a provincial government spokesman. Emergency rescue operations were under way, the state-run news agency said, adding no additional details were immediately available.

2008-09-10 00:00:19

Chinese officials said a gas explosion at a Yunnan province coal mine killed one person, injured another and left four more trapped underground. A local government spokesman said rescue efforts were under way to free the four people trapped by the Tuesday blast at Hengda Coal Mine in the southwest part of the country, Xinhua, China's official government-run news agency, reported. The spokesman said the injured person was taken to a hospital.

2008-09-09 09:00:36

Two more rescued from flooded mine, 16 remain trapped ZHENGZHOU, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Two more miners were pulled out of a flooded coal mine in central China's Henan Province on Monday, bringing the total number rescued to eight, emergency crews said. Sixteen miners remain trapped in the Renhe Coal Mine in Changzhuang Township in the city of Yuzhou. The pit was flooded at 5:45 am on Sunday, when 62 miners were doing maintenance work. Thirty-eight people managed to escape and six were...

2008-09-08 09:00:36

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Two More Rescued From Flooded Mine, 16 Remain Trapped"] Zhengzhou, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) - Two more miners were pulled out of a flooded coal mine in central China's Henan Province on Monday, bringing the total number rescued to eight, emergency crews said. Sixteen miners remain trapped in the Renhe Coal Mine in Changzhuang Township in the city of Yuzhou. The pit was flooded at 5:45 am on...

2008-07-22 09:00:55

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st LD: Six Miners Confirmed Dead in Flooded South China Coal mine"] BAISE, Guangxi, July 22 (Xinhua) - Six of the 36 trapped miners were confirmed dead in the Nadu Mine in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, where flooding occurred on Monday, said local mining authorities on Tuesday afternoon. Rescuers discovered the six bodies in the flooded mine shaft, but they have kept...

2008-07-22 06:00:37

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st Ld: Thirty-Six Miners Remain Trapped in Flooded S. China Coal mine"] BAISE, Guangxi, July 22 (Xinhua) - Thirty-six miners remained trapped in the Nadu Mine in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, where flooding occurred on Monday afternoon, rescuers said Tuesday morning. A rescue team led by Guo Shengkun, secretary of the Guangxi regional Communist Party committee, said 56...

2008-07-22 00:00:31

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) Baise, Guangxi, 22 July: Thirty-six miners remained trapped in the Nadu Mine in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, where flooding occurred on Monday [21 July] afternoon, rescuers said on Tuesday morning [22 July]. The rescue team led by Guo Shengkun, secretary of the regional Communist Party Committee, confirmed 56 miners were working underground, when the mine flooded at 3:30 p.m. on...

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...

2008-06-15 12:00:22

Coal extraction at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk was banned on 14 June due to serious labour safety violations which threatened miners' lives, the private Ukrayina TV channel reported on 14 June, quoting the state committee of Ukraine for industrial safety, labour protection and mine supervision. The committee inspected the mine and sealed the coal extraction equipment, the channel said. The head of the mine's board, MP [of opposition Party of Regions] Yukhym Zvyahilskyy, threatened the...


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