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2008-09-11 09:00:33

Nine rescuers hospitalized following SW China coal mine gas blast KUNMING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Nine rescuers were poisoned by carbon monoxide while down in a pit trying to save four colleagues who were trapped following a coal mine gas blast in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday. The gas explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon at Tengda Coal Mine of Yiliang County, in the city of Zhaotong. The mine managers immediately sent 13 employees down the pit for rescue work. The...

2008-09-11 09:00:33

Coal mine gas blast kills five in SW China KUNMING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Five people had been confirmed dead in a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province, a local government spokesman said Wednesday. The accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Hengda Coal Mine in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City, leaving one person injured, another missing and four others trapped underground. On Wednesday afternoon, rescuers recovered the five bodies of the...

2008-09-10 15:00:26

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Coal Mine Gas Blast Kills Five in SW China"] Kunming, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) - Five people had been confirmed dead in a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province, a local government spokesman said Wednesday. The accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Hengda Coal Mine in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City, leaving one person injured, another missing and four...

2008-09-10 09:00:34

Coal mine gas blast kills one, traps four in SW China KUNMING, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- A gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday afternoon killed one and left four others trapped underground, a local government spokesman said. The accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. at the Hengda Coal Mine in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City. One injured person was rescued and taken to hospital, and rescue efforts were underway for the four trapped people. (c) 2008...

2008-09-10 06:00:21

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Nine Rescuers Hospitalized Following SW China Coal Mine Gas Blast"] KUNMING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) - Nine rescuers were poisoned by carbon monoxide while down in a pit trying to save four colleagues who were trapped following a coal mine gas blast in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday. The gas explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon at Tengda Coal Mine of Yiliang County, in the city...

2008-09-09 15:00:30

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) KUNMING, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) - A gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday afternoon killed one and left four others trapped underground, a local government spokesman said. The accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. at the Hengda Coal Mine in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City. One injured person was rescued and taken to hospital, and rescue efforts were underway for the...

2008-08-31 09:00:12

Chinese authorities Sunday raised the death toll from this weekend's Sichuan earthquake to 25 as hundreds of aftershocks continued to rattle the region. The number of injured was also increased to 192 while three others were listed as missing as a result of Saturday's magnitude 6.1 temblor, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The China Earthquake Administration said the epicenter was 30 miles southeast of Panzhihua City, hitting the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan the...

2006-07-22 18:35:57

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake in China's southwestern Yunnan province on Saturday toppled hundreds of houses and killed at least 18 people, official Chinese media reported. The 5.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck a mountainous area close to the border with Sichuan province, injured over 100 people, state television said, with national radio reporting 51 people as seriously injured. At least 630 houses had been destroyed and some 500 houses risked collapsing, with...

2006-07-22 02:26:25

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake in China's southwestern Yunnan province on Saturday toppled scores of houses and killed at least 18 people, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The 5.1 earthquake, which struck a mountainous area close to the border with Sichuan province, injured 60 people, Xinhua quoted officials in the Zhaotong municipal government as saying. The epicenters of the quake was about 90 km (56 miles) from Yunnan's Zhaotong city, Xinhua said, adding that...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.