China Coal Mine Accidents ‘Kill at Least 38’, Trap More

BBC reports on three recent mining accidents in China:

At least 38 miners have been killed in three separate accidents in China’s notoriously dangerous coal mines, according to state-run media.

Twenty eight people died after an electrical cable caught fire inside the Xiaonangou mine in Shaanxi province, the Xinhua news agency reports.

Police have arrested the mine’s owner.

Eight miners died in an accident in Henan province, while two others were killed in Hunan, Xinhua says.

Thirteen miners remain trapped underground in a separate incident in Gansu province in the north west.

See also “China mine owner held as 28 die in colliery fire” from AFP.

July 18, 2010, 9:24 AM
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