3 Dead in Mining Accident, 18 Trapped 10/22 07:25
BEIJING (AP) -- The death toll in a coal mine accident in eastern China has
climbed to three after one of the miners who was rescued died after receiving
medical treatment. Eighteen remain trapped underground, according to a state
The accident happened in Shandong province late Saturday night after a rock
burst destroyed part of a mining tunnel. The official Xinhua News Agency said
part of a water drainage tunnel was destroyed in the burst, and that two people
were killed by fractured rocks that fell in the tunnel.
More than 300 people were working inside the mine at the time of the rock
burst, and most were successfully lifted to safety.
Rescue efforts were still underway on Monday, with 150 rescuers taking part.