Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy/Overcast    24 / 15   City Forecast

Home>>China Society

All 12 trapped miners confirmed dead in SW China colliery flooding


08:01, September 09, 2011

CHENGDU, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- All 12 miners have been confirmed dead in a coal mine flooding in southwest Sichuan Province, local authorities said Thursday.

Rescuers pulled the last two bodies out of the flooded shaft at the Zengjiagou Coal Mine in the city of Dazhou at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, said a spokesman with the provincial work safety bureau.

By 5 p.m. Saturday, rescuers had recovered 10 bodies from the mine, which was flooded last Monday, when 30 miners were working underground. Eighteen of the miners managed to escape.

A manager in charge of safety has been detained and the owner of the coal mine is under police custody, the spokesman said.

An initial investigation into the accident has shown that the mine was operating illegally, he added.

A further probe into the cause of the flooding is under way.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Sotheby's Hong Kong to hold Chinese porcelain and handicraft auction

  2. Thousands remain trapped, rescue underway in W Japan

  3. Unbelievable 3D pencil sketches by Chilean artist

  4. 500 kinds of flowers displayed at Kunming Int'l Flower Exhibition

Most Popular


  1. More effort needed to "go global"
  2. Cross-border RMB settlement developing rapidly
  3. Chinese FDI wrongly seen as harbinger of doom
  4. The unlearnt lessons of 9/11 today
  5. Opinion: China's economy has landed, safely
  6. Success in Libya cannot pull Europe out of crisis
  7. New western colonialism emerges in Libya
  8. S. Korea turns tourist resort into naval base
  9. China committed to peace and growth
  10. WTO ruling subtle support of protectionism

What's happening in China

Danger all in a day's work for engineer

  1. China smash world porn website's branch
  2. Singer couple's teenage son involved in beating
  3. 1,199 websites closed for fake goods
  4. Solar heater water poses health risk
  5. Britain eyes China's financial services

PD Online Data

  1. Grand Songs of Dong
  2. Tibetan Play
  3. Buluotuo Scriptures of Zhuang
  4. Sister Festival of Miao
  5. Knife-Pole Festival of Lisu