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China Stresses Coal Mine Safety In Flood Season

china mine floodChina Stresses Coal Mine Safety In Flood Season

BEIJING – The work safety watchdog on Tuesday ordered stricter supervision of coal mine facilities after eight people went missing when a mine flooded in Southwest China’s Guizhou province.

Days of torrential rain resulted in a river near the Nasheng Coal Mine in Dingxiao Township of Guizhou province breaking its banks, trapping eight miners who were working underground in a shaft, said the State Administration of Work Safety.

The administration called on local authorities to strengthen rescue work and ensure the timely update of information.

The administration also ordered local authorities to launch safety inspections, remove possible dangers and prevent major accidents.

People trapped in Flooded Mine emphasises warning

Eight people have been trapped in a flooded coal mine in Southwest China’s Guizhou province, authorities said Monday.

Days of torrential rains triggered flooding of a river near the Nasheng Coal Mine in Dingxiao Township of Qiandongnan Miao and Buyi Prefecture Sunday, trapping eight miners in a shaft, said an official with the emergency response office of the prefecture.

Rescue is under way, and damages remain unknown.

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