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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Saturday, April 03, 2004

Four Miners Trapped In Shandong


:: Xinhuanet - English :::

China Mining Tragedy"Four miners were trapped Friday in a flooded coal mine of some 165 meters underground in the eastern China province of Shandong, a local source confirmed on Saturday.

Altogether 23 miners were working in the Kunlun mine when it was flooded with about 3,000 cubic meters of water at 5:10 p.m., said Zhu Deming, chief engineer of the Zibo Mining Group, to which the mine belongs. "


The Zibo Mining Group is a lrge State owned and run operation.






Ambulances await the dead and injured outside the Shandong Mine> Pic Xinhua