Twelve killed in coal mine accident in China

Last Updated: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 16:11

Beijing: Twelve miners were killed when
their coal mine was flooded in China`s southwest Guizhou
Province.

The accident occurred in Puding County, Anshun City
yesterday when 50 miners were working at a shaft of Dapo Mine
in the county`s Machang Town, a spokesman of the provincial
coal mine safety bureau said today.

Thirty-eight of the miners managed to escape, and one
of them was injured.

The mine managers, who had escaped after the accident,
were caught police said.

The cause of the flooding is under investigation,
Xinhua news agency reported.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 16:11
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