• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

11 miners dead in coal mine accident in China


Beijing, Dec 8: All 11 workers trapped in a coal mine in central China's Hubei province following a gas explosion have died, taking the death toll in the recent mine accidents in the world's top coal-producing country to 64.

The accident took place on Monday in Xinjia Coal Mine in Badong County. Five managed to escape straight after the explosion, leaving 11 trapped.


The cause of the mine accident is being investigated. The Badong government has ordered a safety overhaul and production suspension for all mines in the county, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.

This is the third major mine accident in recent days. Last week, at least 53 people were killed after two separate explosions rocked coal mines in northern China.

Read More: Seven trapped as coal mine flooded in China

Thirty-two people were killed following an explosion at a coal mine in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and 21 workers trapped in a coal mine in China after an explosion on Novemeber 30 were confirmed dead.

Demand for coal in energy hungry China increases specially in winter as the it is extensively used for heating.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more