Floodwaters trap Chinese miners

Rescuers race to reach 36 miners trapped in flooded coal mine.

China's mining industry is frequently hit by deadly accidents [Reuters]
China's mining industry is frequently hit by deadly accidents [Reuters]

The incident is the latest to hit China’s mining industry, which is the world’s deadliest.

Last year explosions, floods and cave-ins claimed the lives of about 3,800 people according to government data.

Labour rights groups say cover-ups by unscrupulous owners and corrupt local officials mean the real death toll is likely much higher.

Source : News Agencies

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