Posted in | News | Coal

Race Against Time to Reach Trapped Coal Miners in China

In a desperate race against time rescue workers in China are trying to reach 11 trapped miners in the Pingyu coal mine in Central China.

As the world was watching the miraculous rescue of the 33 miners in Chile a gas blast rocked the mine in China killing 26 miners on the spot.

Efforts are now on the rescue the 11 trapped miners however officials say that the chances of them being alive are slim. Mr Du Bo the deputy chief of the rescue headquarters said that based on past experience the survival chances are frail. The relatives and loved ones have begun a vigil on the surface of the mine.

Chinese mines have a disastrous safety record and this latest explosion is just another example of how bad things are. The officials fear that the miners may have been suffocated or buried by coal dust.

Ironically the blast at the mine owned by the Pingyu Coal & Electric Co Ltd occurred when the workers began drilling a hole to release pressure from a gas build up to decrease the risk of explosions. There was no gas explosion.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Chai, Cameron. (2019, February 18). Race Against Time to Reach Trapped Coal Miners in China. AZoMining. Retrieved on April 21, 2024 from https://www.azomining.com/News.aspx?newsID=681.

  • MLA

    Chai, Cameron. "Race Against Time to Reach Trapped Coal Miners in China". AZoMining. 21 April 2024. <https://www.azomining.com/News.aspx?newsID=681>.

  • Chicago

    Chai, Cameron. "Race Against Time to Reach Trapped Coal Miners in China". AZoMining. https://www.azomining.com/News.aspx?newsID=681. (accessed April 21, 2024).

  • Harvard

    Chai, Cameron. 2019. Race Against Time to Reach Trapped Coal Miners in China. AZoMining, viewed 21 April 2024, https://www.azomining.com/News.aspx?newsID=681.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.