Mining Accident

Tibet mine disaster 'shows failure of resources policy to benefit minorities'

Rescuers search for survivors at the site of the landslide in a mining area in Maizhokunggar County, Tibet Autonomous Region. Photo: Reuters

The 83 workers killed in the disaster were almost all members of the Han ethnic majority and from across the country, illustrating how minorities rarely see the fruits of underground wealth - not even dangerous jobs.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 5:49am

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 Digest, March 4, 2013

A woman has been acquitted of charges that she stole books and statues from the home of Ji Xianlin, a famed linguist and professor of Peking University, a few months after his death in 2009, reports. 

4 Mar 2013 - 5:42am

China Digest, February 20, 2013

Guangzhou scientists have warned cat lovers that various lilies can kill their pets, the Guangzhou Daily reports. Certain species such as Lilium longiflorum, sometimes called the Easter or November lily, as well as daylilies, are known to be toxic to felines.

20 Feb 2013 - 5:12am

Briefs, February 12, 2013

Denny Dolan in hospital after having his finger reattached.

A new virus from the same family as Sars that sparked a global alert last September has been found in another patient in Britain.

12 Feb 2013 - 7:37am

China Digest, January 9, 2013

More than 10,000 of the capital's 66,000 taxi drivers refuse to work morning and afternoon rush hours, because profits are severely affected by traffic jams, People's Daily reports, citing its own investigation. 

9 Jan 2013 - 6:10am 1 comment

China Digest, December 19, 2012

The director of the supply and market co-operative in Lixin county, Haozhou, was ridiculed online after his portrait appeared on "anti-fake" labels on firecrackers, the Southern Metropolis Daily reports.

19 Dec 2012 - 3:18am

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

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

Briefs, November 23, 2012

Locals gather at the site of the suicide bombing in the city of Rawalpindi, near Islamabad. Photo: AFP

Suicide bomber kills 23 in Pakistan

23 Nov 2012 - 2:42am

20 die as rail cars plunge into coal mine in Baiyin, Gansu

Rescuers leave the mine in Baiyin where two rail carriages carrying 34 miners ran out of control after a cable snapped. Photo: Xinhua

A coal-mining accident in northern Gansu province yesterday left 20 miners dead and 14 injured, state media said.

26 Sep 2012 - 3:52am

Scores die in Gansu coal mine after carriages crash

The coal mine pit where a locomotive with 34 workers aboard crashed when a cable broke on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

A steel cable broke as it was pulling two carriages at a coal mine in northwest China on Tuesday, killing 20 workers in the country’s latest mining accident.

The state-run China News Service said 34 miners were riding in the carriages when the cable broke, overturning the carriages in the mine in Baiyin city in Gansu province. It said 14 miners were rescued.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am


Police sued for calling innocent a bomber

4 Sep 2012 - 3:26am

Second mainland mine blast in a week kills 14

A coal mine explosion in eastern Jiangxi province has killed at least 14 people just days after a blast in the southwest left 44 dead.

The official Xinhua News Agency says dozens of miners were working when the blast ripped through the Gaokeng Coal Mine in Jiangxi province’s Pingxiang city at midday on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am