China Coal Mine Blast Kills One, Traps 18 – Reuters

From Reuters:

A blast at a mine in northeastern China has killed one miner and trapped 18 others, state media said on Sunday.

The blast happened on Saturday evening at a privately-owned mine in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang province, the official Xinhua news agency cited the provincial work safety administration as saying.

Rescue work was ongoing and authorities were investigating the cause of the accident, Xinhua said. [Full Text]

Read also safety officials say 45 safe after coal mine flood by Xinhua:

Forty-five people escaped or were rescued following a coal mine flood in north China’s coal-rich Shanxi Province, the local safety agency said on Friday.

The flood occurred at approximately midnight on Wednesday at Mawushan Coal Mine, located in the Nanjiao District in the city of Datong, trapping all 45 people who were in the shaft at the time, the Shanxi provincial safety inspection bureau confirmed.

It said that 43 people escaped on their own shortly after the accident. The other two were trapped for more than 30 hours before they were rescued at midday Thursday. [Full Text]



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