China: Bodies of 17 trapped miners recovered

Rescue workers found bodies of trapped miners in northeast China mine, reports local media

China: Bodies of 17 trapped miners recovered

World Bulletin / News Desk

Rescue teams have recovered the bodies of 17 miners who were trapped underground in a Chinese coal mine last week, state media reported Tuesday.

The miners were trapped when a cage fell after its electric cables caught fire and then snapped in northeast Heilongjiang province.

A total of 256 miners had escaped the smoke-filled mine.

Chinese mines are among the most dangerous in the world due to lax regulations and poor operating procedures.

In recent years, the country has produced more than one-third of the world's annual coal output, but accounted for more than two-thirds of global mining deaths annually, according to the Mining Technology journal. 

 
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