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]

    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: Agencies


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