Missing miners have slim chance of survival in NE China
( 2003-11-02 10:36) (Xinhua)
Five miners, who were missing
after a coal mine explosion in northeast China's Jilin Province Friday, have
little chance of survival although the rescue operation is continuing, local
officials said Saturday.
An examination showed that the gas content exceeded ten percent, which is
very dangerous to the workers, according to the local officials in charge of the
The explosion occurred at a coal mine in Huajiao Township of Huadian City
around 2:30 a.m. Friday when six miners were working underground. One managed to
escape and the other five were missing.
After the accident, all the 37 coal mines in Huadian City were ordered to
stop production and to conduct safety examinations, said Zhao Chungui, vice
mayor of Huadian.
Further investigation is under way.