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Coal Mine

China coal mine explosion kills 12 and injures 2

Chinese state media say a coal mine blast in southwestern China has left 12 people dead and two more injured.

Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 10:56am

Seven killed in second mine explosion in four days at same Jilin pit

Four miners, all with minor injuries, had been rescued by yesterday afternoon while 10 more were still trapped underground after Monday's explosion at the Babao Coal Mine in Baishan, cnr.cn, the news portal of China National Radio, reported.

3 Apr 2013 - 5:41am

Gas blast at mine in Baishan, Jilin, kills 28

The accident occurred on Friday at the Babao Mine in Baishan city, Jilin province, said Xinhua, citing a spokesman with the provincial work safety and supervision bureau.

31 Mar 2013 - 7:01am

China coal mine fire kills 11 workers

A fire at a coal mine in northern China has killed 11 workers. Two others are missing.

The official Xinhua News Agency reported on Friday that the workers at the coal mine in Zhangjiakou city died from carbon monoxide poisoning when an air compressor caught fire underground.

1 Mar 2013 - 10:54am

China suspends 8 officials for deadly mine accident

China suspended eight officials and arrested two others over a coal mine accident this week that killed 17 people in southwest China’s Yunnan province, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

8 Dec 2012 - 11:04pm

Gas explosion at Yunnan coal mine leaves 17 dead

Debris is strewn around the closed Shangchang coal mine in Fuyuan, in the southwest Yunnan province, following an explosion on December 4. The gas blast left 17 people dead, state press said, in the latest accident to hit the industry. 

7 Dec 2012 - 4:36am

Briefs, November 26, 2012

The death toll from a coal-mine explosion in Guizhou on Saturday increased from 18 to 19 yesterday, Xinhua reported, citing a local government official. 

26 Nov 2012 - 4:59am

Chinese official sells state coal mine to in-law, media say

A Shanxi official reportedly sold to his brother-in-law a state-owned coal mine worth 200 million yuan (HK$2.5 million) for only 375,000 yuan, Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

Li Xinsheng in 2007 oversaw a transaction in which a local commerce bureau sold state-owned coal mine in Baode county, Shanxi province, to three buyers. One of the buyers turned out to be Li’s brother-in-law.

25 Oct 2012 - 2:03pm

Death toll in Sichuan mine blast rises to 41

The death toll from a gas explosion at a coal mine in Sichuan province has risen to 41, making it the worst reported mining accident this year, but one more worker was pulled out alive on Friday.

31 Aug 2012 - 5:41pm

Explosion at Sichuan mine kills 19, traps 28

A gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China has killed 19 miners and trapped 28 underground, authorities said on Thursday, in the latest disaster to hit the country’s troubled mining industry.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:10pm