Beijing, Aug 7: As many as 14 miners were killed in a fire that broke out at a gold mine in eastern China on Friday, Aug 6.
State news agency Xinhua reported that the fire broke out on Friday, Aug 6 afternoon at the mine near Yantai city in Shandong province.
As many as 300 people have been lifted to safety and rescue operations are still on.
The report published on Saturday, Aug 7 said that eight miners, who are believe to be aliver, are still trapped underground.
While initial investigation found that the fire was likely to have been caused by an underground cable, police has detained the mine owner.