Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    26 / 12 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

Slim chances of survival for miners trapped in NE China pit

(Xinhua)

10:46, October 01, 2012

HARBIN, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Search and rescue continued Monday for six miners who had been trapped in a flooded colliery pit of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province for nine days, though their chances of survival were slim.

The six people were trapped in a pit of Jiayi Coal Mine in Jidong County in the city of Jixi since Sept. 22, the local workplace safety authorities said.

Fang Dongchu, Jixi city's safety chief, said the flooded pit had been drained on Sunday, when rescuers were finally able to enter the pit for search and rescue.

As of Monday morning, the rescuers had detected no sign of life.

"But we won't give up," he said, "though their chances of survival are slim after nine days."

Fang said the search and rescue would last for four days.

Investigators said the flood water had gushed from a mined-out area.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:黄蓓蓓、张洪宇)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Flag-raising ceremony at Tian'anmen Square

  2. Chinese weapons arouse discussions

  3. The world in photos (2012.09.22-09.28)

  4. Full moon during mid-autumn festival

  5. What are these ??Can you guess?

  6. Collection of China's mooncake molds

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. 'Economic war' with Japan unwise
  2. An end to the era of double-digit growth
  3. Human resources need more investment
  4. Japan should know facts rather than rhetoric prevail
  5. Be vigilant against resurgence of militarism in Japan
  6. Easy times gone for foreign firms in China
  7. Noda gov't in hot water as LDP eyes comeback
  8. White paper makes watertight case for Diaoyu claim
  9. Intl firms should learn from Chinese counterparts
  10. Aircraft carrier brings timely morale boost

What's happening in China

Travel peak around China during holiday

  1. Thousands at Tian'anmen Square for flag-raising
  2. Slim chances of survival for miners trapped
  3. Airlines hike overseas routes fuel surcharges
  4. Traditional festival celebrated on patrol ship
  5. Helicopters monitor expressway traffic

China Features

  1. More chances for Chinese, Canadian businesses
  2. Culture invasion? Starbucks kisses Buddha
  3. Public should enjoy more 'tourism benefits'
  4. Ancient villages face losing their souls
  5. Economic circles key to Sino-Japan relations

PD Online Data

  1. Ministry of Water Resources
  2. Ministry of Railways
  3. People's Bank of China
  4. Ministry of Health
  5. Ministry of Culture