Rescuers roll down to search for
missing miners Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at Dahenan Colliery,
Huazi Township in Dengta, a city about 50 kilometres south of
Shenyang, capital of Northeast China's Liaoning
Two more miners have been rescued from Tuesday's coal mine flood
in northeast China's Liaoning Province and rescuers are searching
for the one miner still missing, according to a local government
Eight miners were trapped by a flood on Tuesday at the
privately-owned Dahenan Colliery in Dengta City, 50 kilometers
south of the provincial capital Shenyang. Altogether seven miners
have been rescued.
Rescuers broke through the collapsed tunnel and found the two
miners at around 7:50 PM, said Shang Chunjie, the head of the
city's coal production administration.
"Fortunately, both are in a fairly good physical condition.
Actually, they walked out the tunnel by themselves," said Shang.
"We hope the last missing miner is still OK."
The accident occurred at 10:50 AM on Tuesday. Three of the
miners managed to escape the pit by themselves and two others were
saved in the search-and-rescue operation that began within 30
minutes of the accident being reported, said Shang.
Surging demand for winter coal has spurred production but also
caused a string of deadly accidents.
In one of the most recent tragedies, a colliery flood killed six
miners and left two missing in southwestern Guizhou Province on Sunday.
On Monday, 25 people were confirmed dead and nine others missing
in a deadly coal mine fire in north China's coal-rich Shanxi Province.
(Xinhua News Agency November 15, 2006)