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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.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Four Dead, 44 Missing: Mine tragedies Continue

China Mining Tragedy

TAIYUAN, May 18 (Xinhuanet) -- Two coal mine accidents Tuesday left four dead and 44 missing in north China's Shanxi province, said sources from the provincial government.

Transformers burned underground at a coal mine of Shuozhou Cityat approximately 3:00 a.m. Tuesday. Four people were killed and 10 were missing, according to the sources.

A local mine at Jiaokou County of Luliang City was hit by a gas blast at around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, leaving 34 people missing.

Rescue operations have started in the two coal mines respectively and leading officials of the provincial government were on their way to the mines Tuesday evening.

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2004-05-18 23:55:53