China Mine Shaft Death Toll Rises to 18

From Reuters, the most recent mine disaster, in :

Three rescuers died in a cave-in Monday while attempting to extract the bodies of 15 miners killed in an explosion at a coal mine in northeast China, Xinhua news agency said Monday.

The privately owned Changlong mine in , in Heilongjiang, was operating legally and had an annual production capacity of 40,000 tonnes, Xinhua said, adding that the cause of Sunday’s explosion was under investigation.

The rescuers were from a professional mining accident rescue team owned by Longmei Colliery Group in the city. More than 100 rescuers were involved in the rescue operation, Xinhua said.

December 1, 2008 12:47 AM
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