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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.

Monday, April 19, 2004

More mining deaths....


www.chinaview.cn
2004-04-18 20:24:45

China Mining Tragedy FUZHOU, April 18 (Xinhuanet) -- A colliery fire left 11 miners dead and one more seriously injured in Xinluo District, Longyan City of east China's Fujian Province, said local sources.

At least the Mine's owner has been detained for questioning!
The major fire took place down the shaft with Linkeng Colliery,a privately-owned mine in Daji Village around 10:30 hours last Wednesday. After the accident took place, a special on-the-spot headquarters for the rescue operations was set up, and more than 200 people were sent to help the rescue the miners trapped beneath the ground. "