Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
Coal mine flood leaves 13 missing in northeast China
+ -
17:38, June 03, 2008

 Related News
 13 miners missing in flooded coal mine in northeast China
 Two killed, two missing in coal mine gas blast
 Chinese police seizes owner of deadly coal mine that kills 25
 Coal mine gas blast leaves 14 dead, two others missing
 Five detained for fatal mine accident in NE China
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Thirteen miners remain missing after a coal mine flood last week in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, local authorities said Tuesday.

The flood took place at about 2:00 a.m. on May 30 at the privately run Hengda Coal Mine in Jidong County, Jixi City, and the owner initially said that nobody was trapped, said a spokesman of the Jixi work safety bureau.

Work safety authorities were later tipped off that some miners had been trapped underground, but because the information was delayed, the rescue effort was also delayed until 4:00 p.m. that day, the spokesman said.

Explaining this delay, as well as the late accident report to the State Administration of Work Safety, he said that local authorities needed time to determine the exact number of miners trapped underground.

The mine owner had been detained by police, he said.

Rescuers are speeding up efforts to pump water out of the mine, hoping to find survivors, the spokesman said.

The mine has an annual capacity of 30,000 tons, he said.

He suggested that technical problems had led to the accident, saying that workers had been ordered to dig coal even though a technological improvement plan had not been approved by local work safety authorities.

Source:Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Flower
CNN president apologizes for Jack Cafferty's remarks on China
Cheer up, China! Cheer up, Wenchuan!
China slams UK for inviting Dalai to parliament hearing on human rights
Overseas netizens express sympathy and blessings to quake-hit Chinese

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90884/6423643.pdf