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21 Miners Trapped in China’s Fourth Accident This Month

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say 21 miners are trapped in a flooded iron ore pit in the nation’s fourth mining accident in 10 days. The official Xinhua news agency said water flooded the mine in eastern Shandong province late Sunday. It said seven miners managed to escape. The accident is the fourth to hit China’s notoriously […]

Crew Rescues 2 Chinese Coal Miners After Eight Days

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese search teams have rescued two men who had been trapped underground in a coal mine for more than a week. Crews continued their digging Sunday in search of another 14 miners who have been trapped since July 2, when heavy rains caused a collapse at the mine in southern Guangxi province. The rescued men […]

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China Suspends Search for Trapped Miners

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 3:01 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say rescuers racing to save 19 trapped coal miners suspended their efforts Monday because of high levels of toxic gas. The Xinhua news agency said the rescue command center at the Heshan mine in southern Guangxi province ordered rescuers to retreat when carbon monoxide and other gases spewed out of the shaft […]

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21 Trapped in China Coal Mine

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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China’s official news agency says 21 miners were trapped underground early Saturday when a coal mine in southwestern Guizhou Province flooded. The Xinhua news agency said 29 miners were working in two shafts of the Niupeng Mine in Pingtang County when the mine was flooded. Eight of the miners have been rescued. China’s coal mines […]

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