Scores trapped in Chinese mine

At least 50 miners trapped by fire in gold mine in east of the country.

     

    Power to the mine was disabled after the blaze and authorities said that there was air in some parts of the mine shaft.

    It was not immediately clear if any casualties had been caused.

    Accidents in mines are common in China, where there are poor safety regulations and inefficiencies.

    Earlier this week 21 people were killed in two coal mine accidents in the southwest and centre of the country.

    About 2,600 miners were killed nationwide last year, official statistics said.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.