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32 miners killed in different coal mine accidents in China

world Updated: Apr 02, 2010 12:17 IST

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Twenty five miners were killed in three different coal mine mishaps in China during the last few hours and fate of 153 miner trapped in flood waters since Sunday is still unknown as energy hungry China experienced a spate of mine accidents during the past few days.

Nineteen miners were killed in central China mine explosion last night at an illegal coal mine in Luoyang City
in Henan Province, while about 24 people were believed trapped underground.

About 90 miners were working under the ground when a gas explosion occurred at 7:20 pm in a coal pit privately
owned by Guomin Mining Co.

The blast killed eight miners underground and four on the surface. Another two persons were killed in the
collapse of structures on the ground as a result of the explosion.

State owned Xinhua news agency quoted officials as saying that 50 miners were rescued, leaving about 32 still
trapped underground.

The mine is being illegally run and its owner Wang Guozheng, has disappeared.

Just as rescuers made frantic efforts to save the trapped miners, yet another mine accident took place this time
in northwest China's Shaanxi Province were nine miners were killed in a fire accident, according to the provincial
government today.

Twenty-seven miners were working underground when the fire occurred at around 7 pm yesterday in the Quanzigou
Coal Mine in Longmen Township, Hancheng City.

Among them, 17 were brought out safely a government official said.

One injured miner has been rushed to hospital.

Meanwhile news from Nanning in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region said four people died of carbon
monoxide poisoning after self-made explosives detonated in an illegal mine shaft in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous
Region Thursday.

One rescuer was poisoned by the gas and had been taken to hospital, Guangxi Public Security Department said in
a statement.

The blast occurred at 10:30 am inside the mine shaft at Pinggui County, Hezhou City, Xinhua reported.

Five people were trapped underground after a coal mine was flooded Thursday afternoon in northeastern China's
Heilongjiang Province, the provincial coal mine work safety authorities said Friday morning.