At least 47 coal miners trapped in 3 accidents – Xinhua

From Xinhua via China Daily:

At least 47 miners are trapped below ground in Chinese pits after three separate accidents happened all on the same day.

Rescuers said at least two miners were trapped in the most recent accident, which occurred in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province at around 8:00 p.m. on Monday when a mine collapsed in Jixi City.

Sources with the provincial coal mine supervision authority said the privately-run mine was not registered with local supervision authorities and was operating illegally. The cave-in followed two major accidents in central China’s Hunan and Henan provinces, in which 45 miners are trapped….[Full Text]

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