45 trapped miners rescued from Chinese coal mineNovember 5th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 5 (IANS) Rescuers Saturday pulled out the last of the 45 surviving miners who were trapped for 40 hours following an accident at a central Chinese coal mine that left eight dead.
The last miner was seen waving his hands to the rescue team at 11.45 a.m. as he walked out of the Qianqiu Coal Mine, reported Xinhua.
A rock burst occurred in the Qianqiu Coal Mine in the city of Sanmenxia, Henan province, following a 2.9-magnitude earthquake Thursday evening. A rock burst is a sudden violent fracture of rocks in a mine.
Of the 75 miners working in the shaft when the accident happened, 14 managed to escape and four were confirmed dead soon after accident. The remaining 57 workers were stranded in the mine.
Eight workers were rescued Friday and four bodies were found, taking up the toll to eight.
The coal mine, with an annual production capacity of 2.1 million tonnes, belongs to Yima Coal Group, a major state-owned coal enterprise in Henan.
- Four dead, 57 trapped in China coal mine accident - Nov 04, 2011
- 20 dead in China coal mine gas leak - Nov 10, 2011
- Seven killed in China mine collapse - Feb 20, 2012
- Toll reaches 28 in China coal mine gas leak - Nov 12, 2011
- Six dead in central China coal mine gas leak - Nov 16, 2011
- Seven trapped Chinese miners found alive - Nov 19, 2011
- Death toll from Central China's mine accident reaches 26 - Oct 17, 2010
- 20 killed in China mine accident - Oct 16, 2010
- Death toll rises to 37 after last miners found dead in central China mine - Oct 19, 2010
- Struggle to rescue 22 trapped miners in China - Nov 11, 2011
- China coal mine gas leak toll rises to 30 - Oct 18, 2010
- China mine explosion toll climbs to 19 - Aug 30, 2012
- Death toll from China's coal mine accident reaches 31 - Oct 18, 2010
- 114 miners rescued from flooded mine in China (Second Lead) - Apr 05, 2010
- Rescue work continues for 19 trapped miners in China - Jul 03, 2011