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China: Rescue crews race time to free 21 miners trapped in flooded coal mine

Eight miners have been rescued and 21 remain trapped in a coal mine that flooded in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday, citing a local emergency department. A part of the mine flooded leading to power outages just after 6:00pm local time Saturday when 29 miners were working at […]

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9 miners found dead two weeks after China’s Shandong gold mine blast

Rescuers found nine miners dead a day after they rescued 11 of their colleagues alive two weeks after they were trapped at a gold mine in China’s Shandong province. The Yantai city mayor confirmed the deaths, state broadcaster CCTV said. One miner remains missing. Another died last week after falling into a coma. “From Sunday […]

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China rescues 11 trapped miners from gold mine after 14 days

China successfully rescued eleven miners that were trapped inside a gold mine after the entrance tunnel collapsed following an explosion on 10 January. TV footage showed the first miner, who was blindfolded to protect his eyes from the light, being lifted out as emergency workers cheered. A total of 22 miners were trapped in the […]