18 Stuck After China Gold Mine Collapse: Report
Rescuers were working on Sunday to reach 18 people trapped underground after a cave collapse at a gold mine in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region, state media reported.
A total of 40 people were working underground at the mine in Yining district, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the border with Kazakhstan, at the time of the collapse on Saturday afternoon.
22 miners were brought to the surface, but 18 were still trapped.
“A rescue operation is underway to find the remaining miners,” Xinhua said late Saturday.
Mine safety has improved in recent decades, as has media coverage of major incidents, many of which were once overlooked.
But accidents are still common in an industry where safety guidelines are often lax, especially in the most rudimentary places.
In September last year, 19 miners trapped underground after a coal mine collapse in the northwestern province of Qinghai were found dead after a long search.
But in December 2021, 20 miners were rescued from a flooded coal mine in northern Shanxi province while two others were killed.
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