Coal Mine

China coal mine explosion kills 12 and injures 2

A file photo of workers weighing bundles of coal at the entrance of a rural coalpits in Pingba, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Photo: EPA

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

The monitoring room at the Babao Coal Mine, in Baishan, Jilin province, where two explosions in four days have left 36 miners dead, with others still trapped. Photo: Xinhua

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,, the news portal of China National Radio, reported.

3 Apr 2013 - 5:41am

Gas blast at mine in Baishan, Jilin, kills 28

A relative of an injured miner in a hospital. Photo: Xinhua

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

Rescuers prepare to help trapped coal miners In the southern Guangxi region in 2011. On Friday, a fire at a coal mine in northern China has killed 11. Two others are missing.

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

This picture taken on December 5, 2012 shows the closed shangchang Coal Mine in Fuyuan, southwest China's Yunnan province, following an explosion on December 4.  Photo: AFP

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

Photo: AFP

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

Coal mines in rural Shanxi province. Photo: AFP

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

Rescuers have a meal in the shade outside Xiaojiawan coal mine. Photo: Xinhua

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

Rescuers prepare to search for survivers at a coal mine in Panzhihua, Sichuan province. Photo: AFP

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

First thing China, August 30

A China Southern Airlines employee has accused a high-ranking military official in Guangzhou of assaulting her because she asked him to move his luggage out of the aisle.

31 Aug 2012 - 9:29am

Mine massacre shocks post-apartheid South Africa

A protester licks his spear outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, August 16, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

MARIKANA, South Africa (Reuters) - The killing by police of more than 30 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security operation since the end of white rule cut to the quick of South Africa's psyche on Friday, with people and the media questioning its post-apartheid soul.

17 Aug 2012 - 5:32pm