Tuesday September 21, 2021

All 19 trapped in China's flooded coal mine confirmed dead

Published : 14 Sep 2021, 00:05

  DF News Desk

Rescuers work at the site of a coal mine accident in Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Aug. 16, 2021. File Photo: Xinhua.

All 19 people trapped in a coal mine in northwest China's Qinghai Province flooded by mud have been found dead after a 30-day-long rescue operation, the local government said Monday, reported Xinhua.

The accident happened on Aug. 14 when 21 miners were working in the mine run by Xihai Coal Development Co. Ltd. in Gangca County, Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Only one survived.

On the day of the accident, two miners were lifted to the ground, including one who was dead, while the rest were trapped, according to the provincial emergency management department.