11 workers die in Chinese coal mine collapse

Eleven workers trapped underground when a coal mine collapsed in central China have died, authorities have said.

It is the latest in a series of mining disasters.

The miners were found on Thursday afternoon, a day after the mine in Shaanxi province collapsed, Yulin city's propaganda department said in a statement.

The reason for the collapse was under investigation, it added.

The rest of the 49 miners who had been working in the privately-run mine escaped.

While China's mines have long been the world's deadliest, safety improvements have reduced deaths in recent years.

But accidents continue, including one on Christmas Day in eastern Shandong province which has left at least one dead and 13 missing.

Four other miners trapped in the collapse were located this week and efforts to rescue them are continuing.

More in this Section

China identifies another four cases of coronavirus virusChina identifies another four cases of coronavirus virus

Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit dayCountdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day

Blizzard prompts state of emergency in Newfoundland capitalBlizzard prompts state of emergency in Newfoundland capital

EU politicians form ‘friendship group’ to build closer UK links ahead of BrexitEU politicians form ‘friendship group’ to build closer UK links ahead of Brexit


Lifestyle

Bryan Stevenson is the American civil rights lawyer who provided the inspiration for the newly-released film Just Mercy. Esther McCarthy spoke to him in IrelandReal-life lawyer Bryan Stevenson on inspiring Just Mercy

So I’ve booked my holidays. And before you ask, yes, I’m basing it around food and wine. I’ll report back in July, but I thought readers might be interested in my plan should you be thinking about a similar holiday.Wines to pick up on a trip to France

Esther N McCarthy is on a roll for the new year with sustainable solutions, cool citruses and vintage vibes.Wish List: Sustainable solutions, cool citruses and vintage vibes

They have absolutely nothing really to do with Jerusalem or indeed with any type of artichoke, so what exactly are these curious little tubers?Currabinny Cooks: Exploring the versatility of Jerusalem artichokes

More From The Irish Examiner