06 Jun '11, 4am

21 miners in China confirmed as dead - AsiaOne #China

21 miners in China confirmed as dead - AsiaOne #China

BEIJING - 21 WORKERS trapped this past month in two flooded coal mines in Southwest China have been confirmed dead as more bodies were found on Sunday. Rescuers found two bodies at the Fuhong coal mine near Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, Sunday morning, Xinhua News Agency reported. They were among 13 miners trapped in the mine when it was flooded on May 29. Rescuers had previously recovered three bodies. Experts confirmed that the eight people still inside had no chance of surviving, the report said. According to previous reports, a preliminary investigation indicated that the accident might have resulted from the mine being built out of accordance with an approved design. Local authorities said the mine owner should be held responsible for the accident. The second accident, which took place on May 31 on the border of Guizhou province and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous r...

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