11 killed in two colliery accidents in SW China
Updated: 2006-07-19 18:17
Rescuers has recovered 11 bodies of coal miners in two separate colliery
accidents in southwest China's Guizhou Province, local government sources
confirmed on Wednesday.
Six bodies has been found and 12 remain trapped in the flooded Pianpoyuan
Coal Mine, Ziyun Miao Buyi Autonomous County, the rescue headquarters confirmed
on Wednesday afternoon.
The flooding occurred at 11 p.m. last Saturday when 31 miners were working
underground. Thirteen miners managed to escape.
Rescue operation is still going on, said the headquarters.
Pianpoyuan Coal Mine is a private coal producer with an annual production
capacity of 30,000 tons.
At Zhaizi Village in Guizhou's Hezhang County, rescuers recovered all the
bodies of five other miners in a gas explosion which occurred at 5:50 p.m.
Tuesday in an illegal colliery, confirmed local authorities on Wednesday.
In addition, death toll in a colliery explosion in north China's Shanxi
Province rose to 53 on Tuesday, with three remain trapped underground.