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Mine collapse kills 27 in north Afghanistan

A coal mine collapse has killed at least 27 miners in the north of Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday, with rescue efforts under way to save about 12 workers trapped underground. Emergency teams rushed to the scene after the mine collapsed in a remote area of Samangan province on Saturday, and bodies were being brought out of the accident site. "We have 27 miners who died while they were working in an underground coal mine in Abkhorak coal mine in Ruyi Du Ab district," Mohammad Sediq Azizi, the Samangan governor's spokesman, told AFP.

Mine collapse kills 27 in north Afghanistan

A coal mine collapse has killed at least 27 miners in the north of Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday, with rescue efforts underway to save about 12 workers trapped underground. Emergency teams rushed to the scene after the mine collapsed in a remote area of Samangan province on Saturday, and bodies were being brought out of the accident site. "We have 27 miners who died while they were working in an underground coal mine in Abkhorak coal mine in Ruyi Du Ab district," Mohammad Sediq Azizi, the Samangan governor's spokesman, told AFP.

Three killed, one injured in Polish mining accident

Three people were killed and one injured when an electric cable fell on them in a mine in southern Poland early on Monday, mine operator KHW said. The accident, in the Myslowice-Wesola coal mine, occurred 320 metres (1,050 feet) under ground and was discovered when rescue workers went to search for their colleagues and found three bodies. "Four workers were installing an electrical cable in an elevator when the cable fell on them," KHW spokesman Wojciech Jaros said on national television.

Two killed in Bulgaria coal mine collapse

Two miners were killed and one was still missing after a coal mine in southwestern Bulgaria caved in, local officials said Tuesday. "Two of the workers were confirmed to have died" in the mine collapse which occurred at around 10:00am (0700 GMT), said regional police chief Georgy Kostov. One miner remained missing, while local Simitli mayor Apostol Apostolov told Focus news agency later that another of the missing miners has been rescued alive. It was still unclear how many men were in the mine at the time of the accident. ds/hmn

China blames management's 'total mess' for slaughterhouse fire

BEIJING (Reuters) - Safety management at the Chinese firm whose poultry slaughterhouse caught fire earlier this week killing 120 people was a "total mess" and two senior executives have been detained by the authorities, state media said on Thursday. The local government is also to blame for failing to fulfill its safety oversight role at Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Co, the small feed and poultry producer that owns the plant in the northeastern province of Jilin, state news agency Xinhua said.

Four dead, 25 trapped after Indonesia mine collapse

Rescuers struggled Wednesday to reach 25 workers trapped underground at a US-owned mine in remote eastern Indonesia after a tunnel caved in, with four others confirmed dead. They cleared debris blocking the tunnel at Freeport-McMoRan's Grasberg gold and copper mine with saws and wheelbarrows, but cramped conditions prevented them from using heavy earth-moving equipment.

Four rescued from Indonesia mine collapse, many trapped

Four workers have been pulled alive from a tunnel which caved in Tuesday at a mine in remote eastern Indonesia but police said around 30 were still trapped underground. The accident happened at Freeport-McMoRan's Grasberg, one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines which has been hit by a string of problems including a major 2011 strike that affected production. "Four people have been evacuated alive with injuries, and around 30 more are still trapped underground so we don't know their condition," local police chief Jermias Rontini told AFP.

At least 27 dead in coal mine blast in southwestern China

Beijing, May 12 (EFE).- A gas explosion in a coal mine in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan killed at least 27 miners and injured 16, according to local authorities cited by the state-run Xinhua news agency. The accident occurred about 6 a.m. GMT on Saturday in the Taozigou mine near the city of Luzhou, authorities said, adding that an investigation had been opened to determine the cause of the blast. So far, 81 miners have been rescued but 16 of them are injured to varying degrees and are receiving treatment in local hospitals, authorities said.

China mine accident kills 22: state media

An accidental explosion at a coal mine in southwest China killed 22 miners on Saturday, state media said, in the latest deadly incident to hit the country's troubled industry. Nine others were trapped after the blast at the Taozigou coal mine in Sichuan Province, Xinhua reported, citing the country's work safety authorities. At the time of the accident at 2:00 pm, 108 miners were underground, the report said.

18 Die in blast at coal mine in China

Beijing, Apr 22 (EFE).- Eighteen workers died and another 12 were injured in a coal-mine explosion over the weekend in northeastern China, official media reported Monday. The blast occurred at 1:26 p.m. Saturday at the Qingxing Mine in the northeastern province of Jilin, which borders on North Korea. When the explosion occurred, 73 miners were at work down in the mineshafts, though about 50 were able to get out unscathed. The injured miners are hospitalized but their lives are not in danger, local authorities said.
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